A great new resource from Examine.com on how to read a scientific study. Very useful to parse all the bad media stories.
CJ S stashed this in Science and Studies
Agreed that methodology is important.
I try to mostly stick to findings that have been published in reputable peer reviewed journals.
But I will err on the side of an interesting early result that warrants future study.
Because it's important to know where the cutting edge of inquiry is.
I concur on looking at interesting early results - particularly as pointers to what should be studied further. It's usually the media stories that try to push the results farther than they should go - particularly if a person is only perusing click-bait headlines.
Yeah, you're right. Websites make the headlines sensational so people will click.
In any case it gets people talking.