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Comments on “PM(2.5) Mortality in Long-Term Prospective Cohort Studies: Cause-Effect or Statistical Association?”

Citation

Loomis, Dana P.; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva; & O'Neill, Marie S. (1999). Comments on "PM(2.5) Mortality in Long-Term Prospective Cohort Studies: Cause-Effect or Statistical Association?". Environmental Health Perspectives, 107(8), A392-4. PMCID: PMC1566492

Abstract

Most models of how science works propose that competition between ideas contributes to the advancement of knowledge. Criticism of scientific work plays a part in facilitating such competition by exposing the strengths and weaknesses of rival explanations, encouraging debate, and suggesting alternatives. Nevertheless, not all criticism has equal value to the scientific process.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Environmental Health Perspectives

Author(s)

Loomis, Dana P.
Hertz-Picciotto, Irva
O'Neill, Marie S.

Year Published

1999

Volume Number

107

Issue Number

8

Pages

A392-4

PMCID

PMC1566492

Reference ID

1517