I have previously written about improving research literacy to gain greater understanding of mental health research. In that post, I described some of the terms commonly used in research. In this post, I'll talk about some of the common research designs for both quantitative and qualitative studies. Quantitative research Quantitative studies yield quantifiable results that … Continue reading Understanding the implications of research design
Check out this article I published on Psyche about the idea that has been put forth that there is a post-abortion mental illness syndrome. This is my first post on Psyche, and you may also want to check it out for yourself – it's part of Vocal Media, and it's a way to make a … Continue reading Is there really a “post-abortion syndrome”?
A recent paper published in the Lancet looked at how effective antidepressants are, and this has been reported on in the media. Since media outlets don't necessarily have strong research literacy, let's take a look at what the paper itself has to say. My earlier post on research literacy explains some of the terms I'll be using … Continue reading Do antidepressants work? What a new meta-analysis says.
We are regularly bombarded with news of the latest scientific research findings, and sometimes it seems like you can find a study to tell you just about anything. My concern with news reporting of research is that many people (including members of the media) have relatively limited research literacy. Research literacy refers to the ability … Continue reading Why research literacy matters in mental health