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The Resource Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris

Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris

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Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
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Rigor mortis
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how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
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Richard Harris
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eng
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"American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research. By some estimates, half of the results from these studies can't be replicated elsewhere-the science is simply wrong. Often, research institutes and academia emphasize publishing results over getting the right answers, incentivizing poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence. How are those with breast cancer helped when the cell on which 900 papers are based turns out not to be a breast cancer cell at all? How effective could a new treatment for ALS be when it failed to cure even the mice it was initially tested on? In Rigor Mortis, award-winning science journalist Richard F. Harris reveals these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the nation's top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system-now"--
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An award-winning science journalist describes, through anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with top biomedical researchers, how the dysfunction and waste in much of today’s scientific research is holding back progress and hurting people with improper methods, poor design and sloppy statistics
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10560750
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610.72
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index present
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non fiction
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how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
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Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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22 cm
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vii, 278 pages
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9780465097906
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(hb)
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2017001183
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)978270365
Label
Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780465097906
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2017001183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978270365

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