Less Likely is creating health science articles.
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patrons
$115
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Health science is great when it's done right and communicated properly to the public. Unfortunately, this usually isn't the case. Poorly designed studies, bad analyses, poor reporting, and incorrect interpretations can deceive other researchers, journalists, and the general public

With the presence of a system that incentivizes novel findings and journalists looking to quickly draft a piece to meet deadlines, you get a vicious cycle that creates hype but not much substance. 

Less Likely was created to combat this hype and to take a deep dive look at both newly published papers and their coverage by the media. Unlike other sources that attempt this, Less Likely does not shy away from the statistical methods of these studies.

The core philosophy of this site is built around statistics, so you can expect a lot of takes from leading statisticians, epidemiologists, and clinical trialists. But these discussions won't only be written for statistically savvy individuals, they're written for both researchers and the general public, so that they can take away several things: 

  • validity of the design and analyses
  • applicability of the findings to the general population
  • accuracy of the interpretations of the study authors
  • accuracy of the coverage by journalists

Therefore, the goal of this site is to cover popular health science studies and their coverage by the media every week so that eventually readers will develop their own toolkit for evaluating studies.

To get a sense of what this site produces, check out some of these articles:

Health


Methodology


Consider becoming a patron today to help support the costs of the website, to get early access to posts, to get special newsletters, and to even help choose which new studies should be covered by the site.
Tiers
Bamboo Admirer
$5 or more per month

You get early access to all posts before they're out, access to my exclusive newsletter where I send health science content along with commentary, and my forever gratitude

Bamboo Lover
$10 or more per month

You get all the benefits from 'Nature Lover' along with exclusive access to new methodology/statistical 'explainer' articles that can better help you interpret science research.

Bamboo Hobbyist
$20 or more per month

You get all previous benefits in addition to communication with me about any health science topics along with your name displayed in the acknowledgement section of the website and Patreon. 

Bamboo Connoisseur
$50 or more per month

You get all the benefits of  previous tiers in addition to brief written analyses of a few studies of your choice

Bamboo Grandmaster
$100 or more per month

You get all the benefits from previous tiers, the benefit of choosing a science study for a full article, and my forever gratitude.  

Goals
6 of 100 patrons
Once I reach 100 patrons, I'll start converting all the articles into speech using Google Cloud WaveNet AI, so that you can listen to the articles on the go without it sounding horrible.  
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Health science is great when it's done right and communicated properly to the public. Unfortunately, this usually isn't the case. Poorly designed studies, bad analyses, poor reporting, and incorrect interpretations can deceive other researchers, journalists, and the general public

With the presence of a system that incentivizes novel findings and journalists looking to quickly draft a piece to meet deadlines, you get a vicious cycle that creates hype but not much substance. 

Less Likely was created to combat this hype and to take a deep dive look at both newly published papers and their coverage by the media. Unlike other sources that attempt this, Less Likely does not shy away from the statistical methods of these studies.

The core philosophy of this site is built around statistics, so you can expect a lot of takes from leading statisticians, epidemiologists, and clinical trialists. But these discussions won't only be written for statistically savvy individuals, they're written for both researchers and the general public, so that they can take away several things: 

  • validity of the design and analyses
  • applicability of the findings to the general population
  • accuracy of the interpretations of the study authors
  • accuracy of the coverage by journalists

Therefore, the goal of this site is to cover popular health science studies and their coverage by the media every week so that eventually readers will develop their own toolkit for evaluating studies.

To get a sense of what this site produces, check out some of these articles:

Health


Methodology


Consider becoming a patron today to help support the costs of the website, to get early access to posts, to get special newsletters, and to even help choose which new studies should be covered by the site.

Recent posts by Less Likely

Tiers
Bamboo Admirer
$5 or more per month

You get early access to all posts before they're out, access to my exclusive newsletter where I send health science content along with commentary, and my forever gratitude

Bamboo Lover
$10 or more per month

You get all the benefits from 'Nature Lover' along with exclusive access to new methodology/statistical 'explainer' articles that can better help you interpret science research.

Bamboo Hobbyist
$20 or more per month

You get all previous benefits in addition to communication with me about any health science topics along with your name displayed in the acknowledgement section of the website and Patreon. 

Bamboo Connoisseur
$50 or more per month

You get all the benefits of  previous tiers in addition to brief written analyses of a few studies of your choice

Bamboo Grandmaster
$100 or more per month

You get all the benefits from previous tiers, the benefit of choosing a science study for a full article, and my forever gratitude.