Saturday, June 30, 2012

172 faked articles

Probably the most successful scientific fraudster: retraction watch

Thursday, June 28, 2012

missing p-values..

via MR: "rearchers might be tempted to inflate the value of their tests by choosing the specification that provides the highest statistics. Note that Inflation is larger in articles where stars are used in order to highlight statistical significance" Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ray Bradbury-a great obituary

on austerity

reading up on austerity measures:
"This eCollection provides a synthesis of the current debate, on whether the consolidation programs adopted by several countries in since 2011, cut too much and too soon, thus creating an unnecessary contractionary bias and macroeconomic risk. In the Eurozone, the backlash from such policy mistake could easily undermine social consensus towards the common currency and jeopardise progress towards integration."