Course provided by Coursera

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: $49

Overview

How can you tell if the bold headlines seen on social media are truly touting the next big thing or if the article isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on?

The course covers study-design, research methods, and statistical interpretation. It also delves into the dark side of medical research by covering fraud, biases, and common misinterpretations of data. Each lesson will highlight case-studies from real-world journal articles.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools you need to determine the trustworthiness of the scientific information you’re reading and, of course, whether or not your Facebook friend is wrong.

This course was made possible in part by the George M. O’Brien Kidney Center at Yale.