Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsWe put the course together, because everyday we're bombarded with news about how something is good for you, not so good for you. This causes this. Something else causes cancer. Apparently, most things cause cancer. It was really to help people understand why not all evidence is good evidence and why you need to be selective. You're trying to find the information you want, but what you need to use are reliable and valid data sources. And there are plenty of those out there. If you can find this in your search for information towards those websites, then you'll do better.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsAnd part of what we're trying to do in the course is to show you what kind of resources can help you, what kind of evidence you should be looking for, and how to find it more easily. The other big thing that you need to look for, the really big thing you need to look for is, was the research sponsored? If it was sponsored, who sponsored it? What kind of conflicts of interest do people have? It's actually got sneakier. And one of the things we show you is that quite often what you see is funded in a way you might not expect by a group you have invested interest in you believing that piece of evidence.
Skip to 1 minute and 53 secondsIt's about giving you the confidence to ask the right questions, because very often if it doesn't look right, it probably isn't.