I originally started this blog arguing why we need to be skeptical scientists. First, we need to be skeptical of our assumptions, our way of thinking, and the studies we do. Second, we need to be skeptical of the scientific literature we read. We cannot simply read a study and take it face value, we have … Read more
UPDATE: To see how science should absolutely not been done, see our investigation of 4 papers which total over 150 errors. I am but a phd student, only just starting to crawl my way into academia. Yet even the little ones are allowed to dream big, and this is my dream of how science will be … Read more
Almost all data is hierarchical. Only multilevel design properly account for this. Don’t generalize to what you didn’t sample from.
Don’t take my word for it, but being a scientist is about being a skeptic. About not being satisfied with easy answers to hard problems. About not believing something merely because it seems plausible… .. nor about reading a scientific study and believing its conclusions because, again, it seems plausible. “In some of my darker … Read more