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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.

Recent Seminar

Strengths and Weaknesses of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs

William R. Shadish, Ph.D.External Website Policy
Distinguished Professor and Founding Faculty
Chair for Academic Personnel

Psychological Sciences Section
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
University of California, Merced

Dr. Shadish discussed his recent work about how to understand the circumstances under which quasi-experiments do a better and worse job at approximating the effect sizes yielded by randomized experiments.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

*This Mind the Gap lecture was presented as a webinar.

Watch an NIH videocast of this seminar.