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videoReading and Doing Medical Research

John Hartung

Twenty-nine years as an editor of a medical journal has given me an insider's view of how research papers get processed ... and its not always a pretty picture. Despite the Peer Review Process - the fact that submissions are sent to experts for their opinions - what gets published in medical journals is a reader-beware proposition. So I want to tell you about that problem, how big it is, and its primary cause ... and in so doing, give you some tips on how to be critical readers. Then I will outline a technical fix that could go a long way toward solving this problem - a new way to submit manuscripts to journals. And finally, with help from Augustina Otero, I hope to explain a perspective that lies at the heart of good research - a standard that you can use now, when you read other people's research, and when you do research yourself.

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John Hartung is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York. He served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology from 1989 through 2017

His Ph.D. is in anthropology from Harvard. About half of Dr. Hartung's publications are in social science, with the rest in medicine (Curriculum Vitae).

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