Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Most Scientific Research Suffers from Sloppy Analysis

Meagan Francis, who linked to my cross-post at Catholic Dads, pointed out an article that reminded me of articles I read a couple years ago,that the kinds of mistakes here are the unintended consequences of today's scientific funding (to be added to the other reasons not to publicly fund science). Here's a truffle quote from this most recent article by medical researcher John Ioannidis:
There is an increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may
be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims... A new
claim about a research finding is more likely to be false than true.

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