The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,720,765 members ⚫ 1,207,593 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Bad Science

Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Add to cart
US$ 7.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?

Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux; October 2010
320 pages; ISBN 9781429967099
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Bad Science
Author: Ben Goldacre
 
  • News
“Transparency, Beyond Publication Bias”. A video of my super-speedy talk at IJE. - Bad Science
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 02:07:06 -0700
“Transparency, Beyond Publication Bias”. A video of my super-speedy talk at IJE.Bad ScienceIf you like what I do, and you want ...
Events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland - Bad Science
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:28:28 -0700
Events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, AucklandBad ScienceHi there, I'm doing a few events in Australia and NZ this week: ...
Ban academics from talking to ministers? We should train them to do it! - Bad Science
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:00:16 -0800
Ban academics from talking to ministers? We should train them to do it!Bad ScienceThe Cabinet Office has come up with a crazy ...
ISBNs
9780865479180
9781429967099