Tag: long live research

Research from around the world that demonstrate why research is important.

Book review- Qualitative literacy by Small and Calarco

How do you recognize good qualitative data? One of the main challenges newcomers to qualitative research face is the fact that everything can be used as data. I liked this book a lot because it provides some simple but effective answers to the question above. It is a short read and it comes from authors who know what they are talking about.

Literature study of patient empowerment and ICT

My student Thor Jarle and I published a short paper in PETRA last year summarizing the results from a literature review. The study was about how ICT tools currently empower patients with chronic diseases living in the community.

How not to measure scientific productivity

Ever since funding agencies started demanding some way to measure a return on their investment, administrators have been coming up with ways to measure scientists’ performance. And scientists have been coming up with ways to maximize their value under any…

A trip through the peer review sausage grinder

To sum up, peer review works well as a minimal gatekeeper for scientific publishing. Researchers who have good work rejected can simply try again without too high a cost. Bad papers make it through, but generally sink without a trace…

PLoS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio…