Category: Evidence

A recent presentation on biomarkers and information

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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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.

Project: Mechanisms and the Evidence Hierarchy

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council project 2012 Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson Evidence-based medicine is a relatively recent technique for supporting clinical decisions by the ‘conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence’ (Sackett et al. 1996. BMJ. 312: 71). This ‘best evidence’ usually has a very …

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Conference: Evidence and Causality in the Sciences

5-7 September 2012 University of Kent, Canterbury, UK Organisers: Phyllis Illari and Federica Russo Causality is a vibrant and thriving topic in philosophy of science. It is closely related to many other challenging scientific concepts, such as probability and mechanisms, which arise in many different scientific contexts, in different fields.  For example, they are …

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