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Why all research findings are false

(Disclaimer: For those who have not seen this blog before, I must again point out that the views expressed here are those of the demonic Devil’s Neuroscientist, not those of the poor hapless Sam Schwarzkopf whose body I am possessing. 20 more words

Faults in Linux: Using freed memory

As part of my project, while reading the reports, I came to know about bugs, using X after freeing it.  There were many… 322 more words

FOSS

Of self-correction and selfless errors

I had originally planned to discuss today’s topic at a later point, perhaps as part of my upcoming post about the myths of replication. However, discussions surrounding my previous posts, as well as the on-going focus on the use of… 3,301 more words

Why all research findings are false

(Disclaimer: For those who have not seen this blog before, I must again point out that the views expressed here are those of the demonic Devil’s Neuroscientist, not those of the poor hapless Sam Schwarzkopf whose body I am possessing. 4,613 more words

A P-Curve Exercise That Might Restore Some of Your Faith in Psychology

I teach my university’s Graduate Social Psychology course, and I start off the semester (as I assume many other professors who teach this course do) by talking about research methods in social psychology. 1,043 more words

Shoddy Cardiovascular Screenings Are More Likely to Cause Harm Than Good

I was recently made aware, by one of my patients, of a brochure from one of the large hospital chains in the St. Louis area  that advertised “healthy heart screenings.” The website for this enterprise says the following: 1,244 more words

Cardiac Tests

simply statistics doing data viz right

Nothing gets me more hot and bothered than intuitive visualizations of unintuitive concepts. After the jump, see how Raphael Irizarry of Simply Statistics knocks it out of the park… 15 more words

Statistics