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Critical Thinking Tutorial: Poor Research Methods - The Wakefield Study

This tutorial will empower you with valuable critical thinking skills that are essential for your university education.

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The aim of this module was to highlight the cognitive effort, attention, and concentration required to think critically. The Wakefield study is an example of poor research methods that can lead to harmful consequences. It was guilty of several fallacies, misleading statistics, and cognitive biases. See if you can spot them all by exercising your critical thinking skills. Watch the videos below or read this article, then attempt the quiz that follows.

Source: Vaccines and the Autism Myth by KhanAcademyMedicine on Youtube