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Placebo group: The other group took dummy pills (placebo). Both groups also went on a high-fiber, low calorie diet. These were the results of the 12 week study, which was published in The Journal of The American Medical Association (a highly respected scientific journal): Heymsfield, et al. 1998 As you can see, both groups lost weight.

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Futures research can be defined as a systematic study of possible future events and circumstances. Futures research is different from forecasting in a way that the former has a forward orientation and looks ahead, rather that backwards, and is not as mathematical as forecasting.

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FUTURES RESEARCH: FORECASTING AND SCENARIOS Introduction Each edition of the Yearbook includes a chapter that explores methodological approaches to global civil society from different social science perspectives. ESSAYS Views on futures research methodology Roy Amara Roy Amara identifies new directions for futures research methodology. Emphasis is placed on validation and quality criteria for futures studies, and a set of initial criteria is outlinedlausibility, reproducibility, and explicitness of values and impacts.