Bridging the Gap Between
Evidence and Practice
Medicine: Mind the Gap is a lecture series that explores issues at the intersection
of research, evidence, and clinical practice—areas in which conventional wisdom
may be contradicted by recent evidence. From the role of advocacy organizations
in medical research and policy, to off-label drug use, to the effectiveness of continuing
medical education, the seminar series will aim to engage the National Institutes of Health community in thought-provoking
discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our
role in today’s research environment.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Professor and Founding Faculty
William R. Shadish, Ph.D.
Chair for Academic Personnel, Psychological Sciences Section
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
University of California, Merced
Dr. Shadish will discuss his recent work to understand the circumstances under which quasi-experiments do a better and worse job at approximating the effect sizes yielded by randomized experiments.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*This Mind the Gap lecture will be presented as a webinar.
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