Improving the quality of research on e-cigarettes
09:10 - 09:30
Evidence and Research
Research on e-cigarettes has suffered from a range of major problems in terms of the methods used and interpretation and reporting of the findings. Many of these are resolvable by researchers and those who use research findings adhering to well-established principles concerning conflicts of interest of all kinds, not just industry funding, a systematic and dispassionate approach to causal interpretation, accurate reporting of variables actually measured, and use of evidence of different kinds to triangulate on conclusions. This presentation will examine the issues, with examples, and consider how application of principles of good scientific practice (GSP) would have led to different conclusions.
- Professor Robert West Professor of Health Psychology & Director of Tobacco Studies - University College London (UCL)
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