November 14, 2010
New pain scale
This is the kind of constructive criticism our clinics need, I fear.
October 27, 2010
More info on industry-sponsored research publications
A new PLoS article suggests that since industry-sponsored publications increase journals' profitability, journals need to disclose this like a conflict of interest.
Lundh A, Barbateskovic M, Hróbjartsson A, Gøtzsche PC, 2010 Conflicts of Interest at Medical Journals: The Influence of Industry-Supported Randomised Trials on Journal Impact Factors and Revenue – Cohort Study. PLoS Med 7(10): e1000354. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000354
October 25, 2010
Use Dumb Fonts!
According to this BBC article,
putting text in hard to read fonts
yields better text recall after the reader is distracted.
I see nothing good coming of this. Is there any current research on simple tricks of learning that won't give us all headaches in the future? Comment below if you know any!
September 25, 2010
Anyone interested in discussing how to help people do their power analyses before collecting all their data? Perhaps this conversation sounds familiar: