It’s totally worth it to try and do research on the cheap when you can. It’s incredibly efficient. But we shouldn’t be under the illusion that research is cheap. Go read more in my latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog.
Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS is co-Editor-in-Chief of The Incidental Economist and tweets at @aaronecarroll. He is the Chief Health Officer at Indiana University. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to contributing regularly to The New York Times and the Atlantic, he is the author of four books, most recently The Bad Food Bible.