Ideas tagged with methodology

Withdrawal Confounding in Studies of The Pharmacological Management of Substance Use Disorders

Recently, there has been greater emphasis on the management of “addiction” and substance use disorders with pharmacological treatments. For example, Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT), such as methadone and buprenorphine for opioid dependence and disulfiram and naltrexone for alcoholism are in...

By Daniel Dunleavy

A first law of humanities computing

In the course of the last decade, I formulated what I consider to be something of [a law concerning the use of computing in Humanities research](http://people.uleth.ca/~daniel.odonnell/Blog/the-first-law-of-humanities-computing): >The novel and non-trivial application of computation to humani...

By Daniel O'Donnell

Axiology: is a learning intervention worth the effort?

Many medical education studies pursue a measurement approach to demonstrate the efficacy of a learning intervention. Researchers, steeped in the belief system that positions randomized controlled trials as the ultimate form of inquiry, try to apply this methodology in the confounded world of edu...

By David Topps, Rachel Ellaway