David Tuller

Trial By Error: A Letter to Archives of Disease in Childhood

By David Tuller, DrPH Earlier today, Professor Racaniello e-mailed the following letter to Nick Brown, the editor-in-chief of Archives of Disease in Childhood, one of the journals from the BMJ Group. Archives recently published a study of the Lightning Process in kids with ME/CFS. ********** Dear Dr. Brown: In September, ...

Trial By Error: Professor Crawley’s Bogus BuzzFeed Claims

By David Tuller, DrPH Tom Chivers' terrific article on the Lightning Process and Professor Esther Crawley's SMILE trial in the Archives of Disease in Childhood has received a lot of attention and comment. I wanted to respond to the short sections in which Professor Crawley seeks to justify her methodological ...

Trial By Error: My Six-Month Review

By David Tuller, DrPH This month is the start of the second half of my one-year crowdfunding commitment to keep reporting on ME/CFS, so I figured I should review what I've done so far, what I still hope to do, and what changes have taken place during the last six ...

Trial By Error: COPE to BMJ Open: More Details, Please!

By David Tuller, DrPH Yesterday I reviewed an account of a publishing dilemma that had been submitted to the forum of the Committee on Publication Ethics. The COPE forum offers advice on thorny situations submitted anonymously by members. In this case, the submission appeared to be from BMJ Open and ...

Trial By Error: The School Absence Study, Revisited

By David Tuller, DrPH This post is about a serious issue--ethical approval for research studies involving children. It is also about how powerful institutions, like leading medical journals, respond to concerns. But the story is really too long and complicated. I recommend it only for those following things pretty closely ...
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