Month: November 2015

November 30, 2015 Michael Wilde

The Reasoner is a monthly digest highlighting exciting new research on reasoning, inference and method broadly construed. It is interdisciplinary, covering research in, e.g., philosophy, logic, AI, statistics, cognitive science, law, psychology, mathematics and the sciences. Each month, there is a column on Evidence-Based Medicine. Here is this month’s column: Last month a paper on…

November 23, 2015 ebmplus

Evidence evaluation is a core practice of the sciences. In medicine, specifically, the issue has been tackled by developing analytical and conceptual tools such as the ‘evidence hierarchies’. The question that lies at the heart of these methods is how to decide what is the best evidence to base our decisions for diagnosis or for…

November 1, 2015 Jon Williamson

One theory is that physicians gave too much credence to hypothesised mechanisms for which there was little or no evidence. If so, the problem was one of method: too little time spent obtaining solid evidence of mechanisms and too little inclination to properly evaluate the evidence that was available.