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Demand Characteristics and the Concept of Quasi-Controls 1

Martin T. Orne

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research: Robert Rosenthal and Ralph L. Rosnow's Classic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385540
eISBN:
9780199869824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Here, the assumption is that many subjects who volunteer for research participation have a tendency to play the role of the “good subject” (an ironic term) who is both highly sensitive and responsive ... More


Research Design as Political Strategy:: The Birth of the New Antimalaria Drug Changshan

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 9 focuses on the discovery of an anti-malarial drug from the Chinese herb changshan (Dichroa root) in the 1940s. While this research was celebrated as the second most important achievement ... More


The Alchemy of Empire: Drugs and Development in the Americas

Suzanna Reiss

in We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280779
eISBN:
9780520959026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280779.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Raw drug materials imported by U.S. pharmaceutical companies became the foundation for a therapeutic revolution. Governments and corporations embraced drug research and development to lengthen life, ... More


Developing tools for exploring ‘evidence’ in politicised policy areas

Mark Monaghan

in Evidence versus politics: Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426970
eISBN:
9781447302247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426970.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter turns to how the evidence and policy relationship in politicised areas can be explained. It considers some theoretical and methodological tools that can be used to explore the nature of ... More


The Subversion of Evidence: The Rosiglitazone Story

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The principles of design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials, including trials conducted for regulatory purposes, are sufficiently advanced that drugs and other therapeutic ... More


Public Regulation of Science: Clinical Trials at the Regional Cancer Centre

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter discusses how an internal conflict between two groups of researchers within the Regional Cancer Centre at Thiruvananthapuram in the context of clinical trials triggered a public ... More


The Quest for the Cure: The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines

Brent Stockwell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152136
eISBN:
9780231525527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152136.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

After more than fifty years of blockbuster drug development, skeptics are beginning to fear we are reaching the end of drug discovery to combat major diseases. This book describes this dilemma and ... More


The Journey Ends?

Rashi K. Shukla

in Methamphetamine: A Love Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291010
eISBN:
9780520964891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291010.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 10, “The Journey Ends,” discusses what is known about drugs in terms of research and policy. The limitations of current approaches and responses are presented, along with the essential ... More


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