Federica Russo

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Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson Mechanisms and the Evidence Hierarchy Evidence-based medicine (EBM) makes use of explicit procedures for grading evidence for causal claims. Normally, these procedures categorise evidence of correlation produced by statistical trials as better evidence for a causal claim than evidence of mechanisms produced by other methods. We argue, in contrast, …

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Again on biomarkers and technology-driven research

A recent presentation on biomarkers and information

Launch: Society for the Philosophy of Information

http://www.socphilinfo.org/ Following a 10-year period of formal and informal collaboration between several researchers, the establishment of the Society for the Philosophy of Information (SPI, [1]) inaugurates the next phase in the development of the philosophy of information as an independent and self-sustained philosophical field. The Society was founded during the fourth workshop on the philosophy …

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Recently presented at the Institute of Education

Freshly published!

The evidence that evidence-based medicine omits Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson According to current hierarchies of evidence for EBM, evidence of correlation (e.g., from RCTs) is always more important than evidence of mechanisms when evaluating and establishing causal claims. We argue that evidence of mechanisms needs to be treated alongside …

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Recently presented in Urbino, Italy

Concetti e tecniche della probabilità, Università di Urbino

Public engagement event: Your health, what is the evidence?

Archaeology Lecture Theatre, Archaeology building, UCL, 5.30pm Monday 10th September 2012 The most wide-ranging change in medical practice in the past two decades has been the introduction of evidence-based medicine (EBM). The EBM project, which calls for the explicit examination of evidence to guide healthcare decisions, has made a significant difference to the practice of …

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Recently presented in San Sebastian

Presented at the Information and Autonomous Systems Research Group, University of the Basque Country.