Use of methodological tools for assessing the quality of studies in periodontology and implant dentistry: a systematic review

submitted by: Faggion
Objective To evaluate the methodological approaches used to assess the quality of studies included in systematic reviews (SRs) in periodontology and implant dentistry. Materials & Methods Two electronic databases (PubMed and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) were searched independently to identify SRs examining interventions published through 2 September 2013. The reference lists of included SRs and records of 10 specialty dental journals were searched manually. Methodological...
Authors: Clovis Jr. Faggion, Fahd Huda, Jason Wasiak

Metaphor and Argument

linked profile(s): Karey
submitted by: Karey
Dr Karey Harrison 2010 "Argument – the limits of logic", Seminar, Faculty of Arts, USQ, 25 August. In this paper I argue that metaphor analysis is the foundation of argument, rather than formal deductive logic. This paper argues that when causal relations are important, or the relevant features of a situation do not fit container and part-whole schemas, formal logic may not be useful as a guide to reasoning about the situation. The relevance of formal logic for natural language...