Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Bad Science Infographic


On increasingly frequent occasion I receive some ready prepared suggested content for my blog that I am assured will be just the thing for my readers. I don't normally oblige.

However, yesterday I received a rather nice infographic from @jenicarhee summarising the inherent human flaws that can exist within my beloved scientific method.  This one seemed worth sharing, so here its is ...


Bad Science
Created by: Clinical Psychology

Original Source here

4 comments:

Ken Dunn said...

I suppose now we'll have to sift through all of those seemingly meaningful links to vet all the data (not made up) & then to likewise check that they are accurately reported (not mined), but how are we to balance these tidbits with the others that argue to the contrary but may have been knowingly left out...

Then again, one could make all this up & then use it as evidence (anecdotal, admittedly) supporting the general arguments.

Shadeburst said...

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Anonymous said...

Did you check the references? Misconduct in psychology == rampant shady scientific research?

The whole infographic is idiotic quote mining by someone who knows nothing about science, and can't reason properly.

Anonymous said...

But.....but....we cant question scientists! Then who will tell us what to believe? We might have to (gasp) work it out for ourselves!