The Illusion of Knowledge and Expertise in the Field of Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Reviewing

Farhad
5 min readMay 25, 2022

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. Stephen Hawking

Yesterday, a colleague approached me with a few questions. He also asked if I knew how to run meta-analyses. I said, yes, I know; however, I will speak to our statistician to see her availability and fees. He found my suggestion very strange, considering that I had the knowledge and availability and he was paying handsomely, but I refused to run the analysis. After…

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Farhad

An Evidence Scientist with a Pinch of Career and Life Lessons