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Informed Insights: 10 Tips for Evaluating Research (Thursday 3/28 at noon PT/3 PM ET)

  • 1.  Informed Insights: 10 Tips for Evaluating Research (Thursday 3/28 at noon PT/3 PM ET)

    Posted 03-27-2024 01:21 PM

    Updated 3/29/24 at 3:05pm PT:  Recording now available to watch on-demand!

    The March 2024 Maddie’s Monthly Behavior Connection was held on Thursday, 3/28/24 where we learned from @Seana Dowling-Guyer  of Tufts University about Informed Insights: 10 Tips for Evaluating Research.  A description of the webcast and speaker bio is below.

    With new research shared at an increasingly fast pace, it can be challenging to identify quality studies and useful results. The proliferation of questionable pay-to-publish models has resulted in an alarming surge of low-quality and even erroneous research. This presentation will share 10 practical tips for evaluating research critically, even if you don’t have a science background. Learn ways to assess research credibility, spot red flags, and extract useful applications from research findings. By becoming a critical consumer of research, you’ll be better able to use research for informed decision-making.

    Seana Dowling-Guyer, MS 

    Seana Dowling-Guyer is the Associate Director of Tufts Collaborative (Center) for Shelter Dogs at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and teaches in the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy program. Seana is interested in the intersection of animal behavior and people’s perceptions of that behavior, particularly how our attitudes and knowledge of animal behavior impact animal welfare and behavior. Her research examines how to improve the welfare of dogs in shelters and support dogs and other companion animals in the home and community. She also investigates trends in animal sheltering. Seana’s interest in people’s perceptions of animal behavior has recently expanded to the area of human dimensions of wildlife. In her personal time, Seana is an avid nature and wildlife photographer, often joined by her husband and four children who complain about her frequent stops during a hike for “just one more photo”. A long-time cat parent, Seana now takes care of four busy ferrets while her daughter is away at college.           

    Join our public group on Maddie’s Pet Forum so that you can participate in discussions, learn about upcoming webcasts, and access webcast recordings. This meeting was previously called the HASS Behavior Job-Alike Meeting.



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    Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB
    Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
    Director of Community Solutions
    Maddie's Fund
    Pleasanton CA
    9258608284
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  • 2.  RE: Informed Insights: 10 Tips for Evaluating Research (Thursday 3/28 at noon PT/3 PM ET)

    Posted 03-29-2024 05:06 PM

    Hi,

    Thanks to those of you who were able to attend yesterday's session LIVE. If you missed it, or would like to share the recording, here's the link

    Here's the resources that we shared during the meeting:

    Our speaker will be sharing a pdf of her slides and tip sheet - we'll add that as soon as it's available.

    We hope you can join us for our next Maddie's Monthly Behavior Connection (MMBC) on April 25 at noon PT/3 pm ET where we're be hearing from board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Jill Sackman who will be talking to us about Assessment and Treatment of Hyperarousal in Dogs.   If you're not signed up for the MMBC webcast series, register here.   

    Sheila



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    Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB
    Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
    Director of Community Solutions
    Maddie's Fund
    Pleasanton CA
    9258608284
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  • 3.  RE: Informed Insights: 10 Tips for Evaluating Research (Thursday 3/28 at noon PT/3 PM ET)

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    Hi everyone,

    Just realized that I neglected to add the slides for Ten Tips for Evaluating Research with Seana Dowling-Guyer. Here they are!

    Sheila



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    Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB
    Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
    Director of Community Solutions
    Maddie's Fund
    Pleasanton CA
    9258608284
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