Understanding Research: Meta-analysis

July 11, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

If Ginormous Study #1 happens to be flawed methodologically, those errors will carry right over into the meta-analysis process.

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Snake Oil

May 12, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

In an effort to make them sexier, research findings may be misstated or misinterpreted.

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“Uninformed” versus “Misinformed”

January 14, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s often true that the folks who are technically most misinformed on an issue have the greatest degree of confidence in the rightness of their beliefs.

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Research Blues: Correlation versus Causation

November 2, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Problem is, we in the general public don’t like being made to wait. We want answers, and we want them to be final.

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A Brief Rant About the Internet

July 30, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The idea is to collect hits, and that happened the moment you clicked the link. Ad revenue is what it’s all about. The more clicks, the more they can charge.

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How Come Outcomes?

December 15, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Yet because the information is compiled by an outside firm, the program can trumpet ‘independently verified’ outcomes.

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Cross Addiction: Is it a Myth?

September 25, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.

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The Quick Change Artists

March 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Maybe it’s just one of those things that alcoholics and addicts feel they have to try before they settle down to face the challenges of actual recovery– which turns out not to be all that frickin’ easy.

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Science vs. Science

February 13, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Pundits are always telling us that science proves this or that, but when we look closer, we find it proves neither.

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The March of Pseudoscience

December 2, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The treatment population is jam-packed with vulnerable people and families desperately looking for magic solutions to a genuinely challenging problem like recovery.

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