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Title    John Oliver on "Bullshit Masquerading as Science"
Date    Wednesday May 11 2016, @04:55PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the just-the-facts,-ma'am dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/05/11/1159231

butthurt writes:

The Washington Post reports on a video from the television series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver regarding flaws in science and in reporting about science.

Topics touched upon by Mr. Oliver include p-hacking, exploratory studies vs. confirmational studies, press releases, the "telephone" effect, animal testing, oversimplification, industry funding, sample sizes, and TED talks.


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Links

  1. "butthurt" - https://soylentnews.org/~butthurt/
  2. "The Washington Post reports" - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/05/09/john-oliver-explains-why-so-much-science-you-read-about-is-bogus/
  3. "a video" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw
  4. " Last Week Tonight with John Oliver " - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Week_Tonight_with_John_Oliver
  5. " p-hacking" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-hacking
  6. "the "telephone" effect" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_(game)
  7. "industry" - http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/who_pays
  8. "funding" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funding_of_science#Influence_on_research
  9. "sample sizes" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sample_size
  10. "TED talks" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TED_talk
  11. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=13617

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