Understanding Scientific Research

October 30, 2015

The Big Picture Science radio show and podcast explains the complexities of science with informative and entertaining story telling and interviews. This podcast offers listeners the basic information for discerning good from bad research and explains why we often encounter conflicting results of studies on the same topic.

Guests on this episode include:

John Ioannidis – Co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University. He discusses his paper, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False”.

Marcelo Gleiser – Author of The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning .

Joe Schwarcz –Director of the Office for Science and Society, McGill University, Montreal and author of Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life .