Listing books by Ben Goldacre
|Full title||Bad Science [permalink]|
|Author||Ben Goldacre (author)|
|Original publication year||2008|
|ISBN||978-0-00-728487-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
Bad Science is a book almost entirely dedicated to the exposition of poor and damaging science reporting in the media, especially medical science. (Another major point of the book is focusing on specific people in the media who Goldacre thinks are doing a poor job or a disservice to the public.) This isn't all of the book, however: some chapters (The Placebo Effect and Bad Stats stand out) go into how medical science is actually done and what methods are used in clinical trials.
I found the book both entertaining and enlightning, although the book is heavily focused on the UK. If you're from the UK then you'd probably enjoy this book much more than I did, being from Norway.