In this week's reading I founded that all the articles are addressing similar topics from how the data should be obtained to how new paradigms are beneficial in promoting new studies and expand the world of epidemiology.
The article written by Susser talks about the past discoveries done through epidemiology studies and through researches. Giving a background to the body of the article, was very helpful to understand how and why epidemiology discipline has come to life. Some of the wording in the article were unfamiliar to me, which made my reading very slow and I had to go over the article several times. I do understand that most of these types of articles are addressing a professional audience, but truthfully, I do feel that someone with no knowledge of what is epidemiology, would have had some difficulty understanding and following the whole article. I am not a researcher nor I was ever given the opportunity to write an article, so I am not in a position to judge, but I think that I would probably try to modify my writing, so that more readers would understand better my thoughts and my ideas. The topic of this article as well as all the other three readings for this week, are a continuation of last week articles, that is that in research, we need to fully understand the methodology, the styles, the data presented and what was the reason for the research. We also need to look deeply at the varies local problems and defects within our society but also in a global way. Ultimately we need to step out of the box, and expand our knowledge with an open mind and with new ideas.
This article reminds me of what happened in Italy under Mussolini's watch. We all know that Fascism was a dictatorship, but maybe most people do not know that the beautiful region around Rome was a swamp full of insect carrying malaria. The area was inhabitable, but in 1928 land and farming development underwent...