Re-analysis challenges key helmet research
A peer-reviewed paper accepted for publication in Accident Analysis & Prevention
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Our reviews of the papers below show that it is unwise always to accept an author's analysis at face value. Each of the papers is fundamentally flawed and, in some cases, provides good evidence for an opposite conclusion to that advanced by the authors.
Read these commentaries, compare the original papers, and come to your own conclusions.
Wesson D, Stephens D, Lam K, Parsons D, Spence L & Parkin P. Pediatrics. 2008;122:605-610.
Macpherson AK, Parkin PC, To TM. Injury Prevention, Inj Prev 2001;7:228-230.
Dennis J, Potter B, Ramsay T & Zarychanski R. Injury Prevention 2010;16:219-24
Gill M & Goldacre M. Injury Prevention 2009;15:374-78