A scientific study is a method of evaluating medicines, treatments, and physician care using controlled trials and evaluating the results using statistics. Researcher John P. A. Ioannidis made waves with his study of studies finding many are flawed and the results incorrect more often than not.
- Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2005). "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False". PLoS Medicine 2 (8): e124. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124. PMC 1182327. PMID 16060722.
- Robert Lee Hotz (2007-09-14). "Most Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted By Sloppy Analysis". Science Journal WSJ.com (Dow Jones & Company).
- David H. Freedman (November 2010) Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science, The Atlantic