Ever taken a closer look at an attention-grabbing headline in the Times or on NPR and wondered, huh? Then, upon checking out the original article, you discover a study riddled with errors and biases? Check out this recent post over at ASN for a discussion of recent findings by Selvaraj et al on how news outlets systematically cover studies of weaker methodological design.
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DisclaimerAll opinions are my own and do not represent the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, or the Nutrition Department.