In the world of research, the ‘gold standard’ study design is the randomized controlled trial (RCT). The pros and cons of RCTs are well-known, yet details on this study design and how researchers in the field of obesity conduct and report RCTs is not well understood…until now. Continue reading
In the world of research, there is a lot of pressure to go around. Continue reading
Over the years, we’ve conducted a number of studies that were designed to learn about families’ experiences and perceptions. While we’ve learned a lot, and applied some of this learning to how we provide care to children and families enrolled in pediatric weight management, it’s fair to say we could have done more to engage families in our research. Continue reading
Most researchers seek to have their research published in the best possible journal. Continue reading
At a recent conference in the US, experts gathered to discuss the implementation of and access to health services for managing pediatric obesity. Continue reading
The pursuit of ‘the truth’ in science can be tainted by how scientists conduct their work and lead their research programs.