Study designs

Food and health research is often in the media spotlight. After all, everyone eats! Although they often lead to big headlines, it is rare that a single study provides a final, complete answer. Rather they should be seen as additions to the existing body of research on a topic. Understanding the advantages and limitations of different study designs can help us all figure out what to make of original research for ourselves. Critical thinking is essential!


Hierarchy of science evidence (Infographic)

01 March 2017

This infographic will help you understand different types of scientific studies.


In search of quality: The scientific peer review process

01 April 2013

Have you ever wondered how the work of scientists is checked? When a new finding is published, how do we know it is sound?


Understanding scientific studies

01 January 2008

The media, health professionals, and educators are the gatekeepers of today's food and health information. They have a large influence on what consumers hear, read, and believe about food and health...