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Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial

Overview In collaboration with nine UK press offices, we ran a randomised controlled trial in which the ‘participants’ were press releases (N = 312) distributed to international media outlets over a 20-month period from September 2016 to May 2017. To operationalise evidence strength, we concentrated on the basic distinction between correlational and experimental types of evidence, a keystone for assessing the ability...

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Thinking Clearly About Correlations and Causation: Graphical Causal Models for Observational Data – Julia M. Rohrer, 2018

Achen, C. H. (2005). Let’s put garbage-can regressions and garbage-can probits where they belong. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 22, 327–339. Google Scholar[1] | SAGE Journals | ISI[2][3] Angrist, J. D., Pischke, J. S. (2010). The credibility revolution in empirical economics: How better research design is taking the con out of econometrics. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(2), 3–30. Google...

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The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study

Petroc Sumner, professor12, Solveiga Vivian-Griffiths, research assistant12, Jacky Boivin, professor2, Andy Williams, lecturer3, Christos A Venetis, senior lecturer4, Aimée Davies, research assistant2, Jack Ogden, research assistant2, Leanne Whelan, research assistant2, Bethan Hughes, research assistant2, Bethan Dalton, research assistant2, Fred Boy, senior lecturer5, Christopher D Chambers, professor12 1Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT,...

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Press Release: Mobidiag Announces CE-IVD Marking of Amplidiag™ Bacterial GE for Fast and Accurate PCR-Based Diagnostics of Gastroenteritis

Test optimizes screening of gastroenteritis-causing bacteria directly from stool samples Espoo, Finland – Sept. 23, 2014 – Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company specialized in the development of innovative diagnostics solutions for infectious diseases, today announced the European launch of Amplidiag™ Bacterial GE, marketed as a CE-IVD product under the Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. CE...

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