Common and cheap drugs save lives of patients critically ill with COVID-19, a new analysis shows. But these corticosteroids are not a cure.
Overselling slim results can get research findings into the hands of news consumers.
Breathless press releases, over-interpreted meta-analyses and other 'crud factors' mean that weak research results can get overhyped to the public. It's time for a cultural change in the social sciences.
Meta-analysis studies have made it possible to sort through apparently contradictory research by looking at the bigger picture.
A new analysis shows that coffee is associated with a host of positive health effects.
Can an algorithmic method for analyzing published research help zero in on reality?
Researchers need to be able to draw conclusions based on previously published studies in their field. A new aggregation method synthesizes prior findings and may help reveal more of the big picture.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.