Research

Stupidity About Studies – What You Can Do

Posted by on August 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Now that you know how reporters can discuss study results incorrectly, and the flaws researchers themselves make, here are some thoughts on how to better digest research results and decide whether they have a role in modifying your training approaches.

Stupidity About Studies – Design and Interpretation

Posted by on July 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, reporters often make critical errors in reporting the results of studies, which can lead to bad decisions in the design of your training plans. However, what’s more dangerous is that even the scientists often have errors in their study, some of which are not fully disclosed. Here are specific issues to watch out for.

Stupidity About Studies – How Writers Get It Wrong

Posted by on June 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Now that we understand why studies are so important to runners, this post focuses on how the reporting of study results can go so wrong so frequently. This, in turn, can help us be smarter consumers of study results as we plan our fitness and diet regimes.

Stupidity About Studies – Why It Matters

Posted by on May 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Study results can be very influential in shaping trends in a given field, and this is particularly true in health-related topics like running. Therefore, the quality of studies matters, and here is why.