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Ep 5 'Anatomy of a Weight Loss Paper'

A research paper is a piece of persuasive writing.  This episode breaks down how all the pieces fit together, the expected rhetoric of weight loss research, common research methods that guarantee statistical significance at the cost of clinical practicalities, how to spot hyperbole, and how the way we usually read research papers leaves us at the mercy of the authors biases. 

Learning goals:

• Awareness of how to interrogate the methods section of a weight loss paper for non-weight related relevant information 

• Appreciate the research paper genre as one in which authors, editors and reviewers have creative influence over the findings narrative, in the conducting of the research to start with and during the publishing process 

Enjoy!


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