Methodological Issues in Medicine
This project is concerned with the accumulation of evidence in medicine. Evidence in medicine is often obtained through experimental studies where different treatments are tested on real patients with real symptoms. The project aims at shedding light on questions such as: What kind of knowledge can be gained from medical experiments when compared to experimental studies in other fields? Is there a hierarchy of medical evidence so that certain types of investigation are categorically better than others? What (if any) is the epistemologically warranted role of randomization in clinical trials? Can we gain reliable knowledge on the effect of highly individualized treatments through group comparisons?