Monday, May 16, 2011

Why does dubious social science keep showing up in medical journals?

ask William Easterly and Laura Freschi.  They go on to wonder:
Medical journals would presumably not tolerate shaky medical science in the name of advocacy; why in social science? We also care about rape, and stillbirths, and dying in childbirth. That’s why we also care about the quality of social science applied to these tragic problems.

Upper Middle Class Guilt, I theorize, with a splash of Higher Ed Elitism. And of course, Bikini Statistics.
Statistics are like a bikini. What they present is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.--Aaron Levenstein

Memorizing anatomy and understanding statistics are not necessarily correlative. Previous BS installment here.

No comments:

Post a Comment