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Does your Doctor Know It’s Safe to Take That? Big Data Replies
Image March 30, 2015 Big Data Facets,Reporting Colette Grail

Friday’s post contended that scientific method has many holes in its application. ¬†Ben Goldacre’s “Battling Bad Science” Ted Talk¬†explains one facet of this concept. Big Data addresses: Why should the ancient practice of scientific method be questioned? AUTHORITY. As individuals in society, we hold others in regard for accomplishments that give them authority, such as
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Does your Doctor Know It’s Safe to Take That?
Image March 27, 2015 Big Data Facets,Reporting Colette Grail

How authority and the scientific method effect the perception of drug efficacy and dangers.

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