Episode 5: The 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.
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Supporting materials (further reading, commentary and self-test quiz) and podcast link for Episodes 5 of the Unpacking Weight Science Podcast.
Each episode runs for 20-30 minutes and when used with these supporting materials is designed to provide at least 1 hour of professional development activities for health, medical, counselling and fitness professionals.
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