Friday, March 07, 2014

Interesting discussion on fraudulent research

from Andrew Gelman. Comment from Kaiser:
"With blogging, TEDtalks, popular science books, etc., we now have a bypass of the traditional peer review process and the traditional way of diffusing new research. So it is more important for bloggers and others to participate in putting such materials to the smell test. Some of these efforts are tied to PR efforts in which the sole objective is to generate attention, clicks, etc. and those are particular cases in which the science is bent and misappropriated.
The other thing is bear in mind is that people reading this blog might think the fraud is obvious but the average person does not have the training to notice the fraud – in fact, the average person is often sold that “conventional wisdom” is wrong."

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