A recent study challenges the role that legalizing medical marijuana might play in easing the opioid epidemic.
Tip #1: Let people with disabilities speak for themselves.
Five tips for understanding and interpreting effect size -- a measure of the strength of an association between two variables.
Reporters can get up to date on a public policy issue quickly by reading a research literature review or meta-analysis. This article from the Education Writers Association explains how to find and use them.
"There’s some basic stuff about the laws that I think is misunderstood,” Jon Vernick, professor at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, said.
With the amount of research published on a daily basis, journalists have to work to discern what’s worth covering. Here's a general guide.
“You imagine a mini brain in a dish -- that’s not what these things are,” explains Harvard stem cell researcher Paola Arlotta.
Eric Rimm reflects on his viral comments about French fries, offering pointers for how to cover research that’s getting a lot of media attention.
A new study serves as an example for all journalists who swoop in and out of academic papers without much care.
Among the main takeaways: Journalists would like academics to understand their tight deadlines. And academics would like journalists to take a statistics class.