I've encountered the same problem. I use this double triangle graphic
as a talking point with the public.
Left bar on the cover slide of this presentation, or slide 11:
Page 2 of this PDF:
The image tries to put the levels of evidence in the context of
information available to the general public.
There was also a truly inspired piece on evidence-based methodologies
written a few years ago for the New York Times by Jane E. Brody. She
did an excellent job of explaining the concepts and process in lay
terms for the general public. I'm having trouble finding it. I think
it was about five years ago?
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Jane Gillette
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> Iím looking for some consumer resources that assist the general public in
> understanding high-quality science compared to lower levels of evidence.
> I was in a meeting last night in which a lay person believed that a
> meta-analysis was junk science because it wasnít original research.
> Jane Gillette, DDS, PC
> PO Box 1028
> Bozeman, MT 59771
> c 406.868.1549
> f 406.403.0230
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> "We dominate the field with our elfin tactics!"
Patricia Anderson, [log in to unmask]
Emerging Technologies Librarian
University of Michigan