Mark Young specializes in helping individuals learn to understand scientific research. He has a degree in kinesiology with a minor in psychology from McMaster University in Canada, and he has conducted graduate research in biomechanics and exercise physiology under the guidance of Dr. Stuart Phillips. Today, he’s an Ontario-based exercise and nutrition consultant.
Here are some of Young’s thoughts about how we can understand research better.
Correlation and causation are often confused. How do we clear up the confusion when informing the lay public of this misunderstanding?
Given the large amount of research presented to the lay public through the media I honestly think that everyone should be required to take at least one statistics and research design course in high school so that people might better understand the potential limitations of what is being presented.
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