Bad science: quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks
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Published:
New York : Faber and Faber, 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
xii, 288 pages : ill. ; 21 cm.
Status:
Boulder Main Adult NonFiction
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Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?

Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780865479180 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Originally published in a different form: London : Fourth Estate, 2008.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Goldacre, B. (2010). Bad science: quacks, hacks, and big pharma flacks. 1st American ed. New York: Faber and Faber.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Goldacre, Ben. 2010. Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks. New York: Faber and Faber.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Goldacre, Ben, Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks. New York: Faber and Faber, 2010.

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Goldacre, Ben. Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks. 1st American ed. New York: Faber and Faber, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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