Scientific Studies with John Oliver

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If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s brash and sarcastic sense of humor, you’ll probably enjoy this video on scientific studies and their misuse, misrepresentation in the media, the cherry picking results, and the silly way that studies are interpreted.

Pushing Methods in Second Stage

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Cochrane has a new review out on Pushing Methods for the Second Stage of Labor. It looks at 20 studies on directed pushing vs spontaneous pushing. Hop over and check out the findings.

When correlation means nothing…

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Next time someone tried to tell you that X causes Y because a study found a correlation…send them here to see how closely completely unrelated things can be correlated. For example, who knew that the number of people killed by … Continued

Statistically Funny

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She doesn’t post often, but I really enjoy Hilda Bastian’s blog Statistically Funny. Her motto is “Commenting on the science of unbiased health research with cartoons” and she does it well, with both humor and education. I’ve had the article … Continued