Edition V20N04 | Year 2015 | Editorial Evidence based Orthodontics | Pages 22 to 25
Clinicians are typically not trained to evaluate scientific papers. As such, they often struggle trying to determine the level of evidence provided in the papers they read. Lack of training leads the reader to the fallacy of argumentum ad verecundiam when evaluating an article based on the authors’ last names or the journal’s title. This is a problem, given that the scientific method does not rank authority as a high level of evidence.