Judging Methodology

Short or reproducing it, how can one judge the likely accuracy of a study? Statistics won’t help. Statistics only tell one the odds the results spring from sheer chance, not whether your original measurements were valid in the first place. You get the same statistics from the same data set whether the data represent colored … Read more

Scientific Malpractice

I am embarrassed to say that when reading the infamous Lancet Study for my previous post, I was so stuck by the idiocy of using cluster sampling and self-reporting in a population (the Sunni) who have a strong motive to exaggerate that I just flat ignored the actual resulting statistics. Since I knew the methodology … Read more