CWUIn The NewsIn The News Your Study Went Nowhere., 26 Sep 2018 13:53:17<p><em>Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.</em></p><p>When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest. But another bias, one possibly even more pernicious, is how research is published and used in supporting future work.</p><p>A recent study in Psychological Medicine examined how four of these types of biases came into play in research on antidepressants. The authors created a data set containing 105 studies of antidepressants that were registered with the Food and Drug Administration. Drug companies are required to register trials before they are done, so the researchers knew they had more complete information than what might appear in the medical literature.</p><p>Read more of this article in the <a href="" target="_blank">New York Times</a>.</p>New Apps Could Aid Medical Research, But Raise Ethical Questions, 12 Mar 2015 11:42:58<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">With Apple's new </span>ResearchKit<span style="line-height: 1.4;">, medical researchers can create apps for their studies that will help recruit participants (one of the most difficult steps in any study). The research apps are easy to download, and could be a significant boon to medical research.</span></p><p>But they also come with ethical liabilities, such as ensuring participants are eligible for studies, teaching them about the risks, and securing their data.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Read </span><em style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="" target="_blank">Apple's new ResearchKit: 'Ethics quagmire' or medical research aid?</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> in The Verge.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">March 12, 2015</span></em></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></em style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics, 19 Aug 2014 10:36:49<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Social media has the potential to change social science research, but with it come new ethical implications of mining personal data online.</span></p><p>The Facebook study, published in June, outraged people when the company revealed it manipulated news feeds of nearly 700,000 users as part of a psychological study examining emotions. Now scholars, corporations, and government agencies are talking about establishing ethical guidelines for using social media in research.</p><p>Read <em><a href="" target="_blank">As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics</a></em> in The New York Times.</p><p><em>August 19, 2014</em></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;">