Friday, October 25, 2013

"How Science Goes Wrong"


 

An interesting read in the Economist on the sheer volume of bad scientific studies being published these days.

Speaking from my own experience, we don't do a good enough job teaching research design, statistics, and how to critically read research.

I once had a graduate level biostatistics course that had no assignments throughout the semester and open-book tests. Guess how long it took for me to forget all that stuff?

Scary!

Not to mention a waste of time and money.

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