I wasn’t specifically looking for this article but I came across it by accident describing a methods for RCT that was innovative in 1979. This method is especially suited to comparison of a best standard or control treatment with an experimental treatment. Patients are allocated into two groups by a random or chance mechanism. Patients […]Read more "New randomised controlled trial methodology in 1979"
Being a responsible researcher – I teach students critical appraisal and evidence based health care. I encourage them to be critical but also pragmatic and realistic. Most of the researchers that I work with tend to be critical people. They are not afraid to share their critical opinion especially when it matters. But being too […]Read more "On being a responsible, badass, gratifyingly disruptive academic "
Last week, I had meetings with a number of my postgraduate students. They all had drafts of dissertations or articles that I needed to read and check. Somehow I ended up giving a very similar advice to all of them (despite their topics being very different) – reflect and be clear what is the underlying […]Read more "Underlying uncertainty in a statement and flying taildraggers"
A follow up of yesterday’s blog post (another small and quick blog post), I wanted to talk about resting moments in a busy day During a dance workshop with Adam Benjamin, I got to know Raquel and her need for resting places and moments. It was an interesting experience to try to explore and experience […]Read more "Finding the resting moments, finding your way…"
I didn’t blog for a long time – mainly because I am too busy. So I decided to try a new approach – writing shorter and less formal posts. The negative side is that they will be less developed and will have more typos and grammar mistakes but it means I can share more. I […]Read more "Integrated exercise classes, inequality and democracy"
The Equator/Research waste conference in Edinburgh (other reports on the conference are available here, here and here) has been a key event to identify and bring together stakeholders working on reducing research waste and adding value to research. Douglas Altman highlighted that research should be valid and reported in usable format otherwise it will […]Read more "How to reduce waste in research? From Edinburgh to Vienna and Sarajevo"
Doodling and Science If you are following me on twitter or facebook, you already know that I am super excited about a recent announcement that Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani from Stanford University became the first Female Fields Medallist in History (and the first Iranian). As an Iranian, I heard about her and her achievements long before this […]Read more "My scientific doodling.."