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Science, pseudoscience, & media literacy

Research Design and Why It Matters

geralt on Pixabay 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 types of research design for both quantitative and qualitative studies. Quantitative research Quantitative… Continue reading Research Design and Why It Matters

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Depression, Psych Meds Made Simple

Do Antidepressants Work? What a New Meta-Analysis Says.

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.

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Mental health, Science, pseudoscience, & media literacy

Why Research Literacy Matters in Mental Health

We're 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 findings 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