Interpreting Biomedical Science

Interpreting Biomedical Science : Experiment, Evidence, and Belief

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Interpreting Biomedical Science: Experiment, Evidence, and Belief discusses what can go wrong in biological science, providing an unbiased view and cohesive understanding of scientific methods, statistics, data interpretation, and scientific ethics that are illustrated with practical examples and real-life applications.

Casting a wide net, the reader is exposed to scientific problems and solutions through informed perspectives from history, philosophy, sociology, and the social psychology of science.

The book shows the differences and similarities between disciplines and different eras and illustrates the concept that while sound methodology is necessary for the progress of science, we cannot succeed without a right culture of doing things.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.88mm | 730g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124186890
  • 9780124186897

Table of contents

Part 1 THE STAKE

1. Is biomedical science working?

2. The basis of knowledge: causality and truth

Part 2 THE METHOD

3. Study Design

4. Data and evidence

5. Belief

Conclusion to Part 2

Part 3. THE REAL WORLD

7. Scientists are people too

8. What can we do about it?

Statistical glossary
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Review Text

"...provides excellent information on biomedical research study methodology, statistics, data interpretation, and ethics. It is strongly recommended to currently working biomedical scientists. Score: 81 - 3 Stars"-- Doody's, Interpreting Biomedical Science

"The book breaks down myths about research, gives tools to young scientists, and arms them with practical knowledge that they can use every day. The book will cover the history of science, which is important to know if one is to learn from the mistakes of the past. It aims to break down the notion that scientists are infallible creatures of logic and shows the danger of that type of blind faith."

-Keith Micoli, Postdoctoral Program Director, Ethics Program Coordinator, NYU School of Medicine, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
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"...provides excellent information on biomedical research study methodology, statistics, data interpretation, and ethics. It is strongly recommended to currently working biomedical scientists. Score: 81 - 3 Stars"--Doody's, Interpreting Biomedical Science

"The book breaks down myths about research, gives tools to young scientists, and arms them with practical knowledge that they can use every day. The book will cover the history of science, which is important to know if one is to learn from the mistakes of the past. It aims to break down the notion that scientists are infallible creatures of logic and shows the danger of that type of blind faith."

-Keith Micoli, Postdoctoral Program Director, Ethics Program Coordinator, NYU School of Medicine, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
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