Observational studies:

Observational studies are designed to predict some sort of relationship between variables. They usually start with an observation of some sort of association. Like chocolate consumption being linked with Nobel prizes. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine shows a correlation between the national consumption of chocolate and the national yield of Nobel prizes .…

Sustainability and the management of research waste

I’ve been thinking a lot about earthworms and medical research lately. All this discussion around the research/ education/ clinical ecosystems reminds me of the importance of earthworms. Research is everywhere. Apparently, there are over 25 000 randomized controlled trials published every year. Which, in terms of research sustainability, means I should think long and hard before…

ABC of eLearning

The world of eLearning is rapidly evolving and changing. And like any changing world there is always plenty of jargon and new concepts to keep up with. In our Research Week presentation – e-learning: opportunities, pitfalls and educational strategies (click to view recording) – I attempted to demystify some of these terms with an ‘ABC of eLearning‘.…