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News At least 90% of all psychology studies are flawed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 5 Feb 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    YEA!!! 70% of people know you can make statistics say what ever you want.

    But in all seriousness who's a little bored with all these studies proving and dis-proving each other?
     
  3. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Blah Blah Blah. The brain is the most complex thing in the world and they haven't even begun to unlock it's secrets. How do we know that Dr. Fergie's theory on the quality of research isn't flawed?
     
  4. mjm25

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    "Maybe 90 to 95 percent is very bad. The way that we study questions, the way that we support our hypotheses are not very scientific, quite frankly. And social science is kind of an oxymoron, to some extent." citation needed... oh.
     
  5. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Does that 95% include this one?
     
  6. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    A study on psychological studies isn't a psychological study...
     
  7. bowman

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    Constitutional protection doesn't mean minors can run around and buy the stuff, that can still be regulated.

    Guns may be constitutionally protected, but usually a six year old is not going to go to Guns R Us and buy himself a rifle unsupervised. However, there's no problem if mommy or daddy buy him a .22 for shooting tin cans. It's the parents' decision whether or not their kids should have violent computer/video games. Parents should raise children. Not the government.
     
  8. Tim S

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    And what of those parents who aren't responsible enough to raise children? Please don't say "they shouldn't be allowed to have children" - they've already got them.
     
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    They should have been raised right themselves in the first place; so it's their parents fault. And the chain goes on and on...
     
  10. s3v3n

    s3v3n MMO Cold Turkey -fail

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    I blame the monkeys and whatever the monkey's monkey is, I blame them too.
     
  11. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Ask Nexxo!
     
  12. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Nexxo is in the 5% then?
     
  13. Tim S

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    So what you're saying is that the nation should allow itself to breed morons? :)

    EDIT: Please don't get me wrong with the above statement - I agree with what you're saying in principle, but if the parent doesn't know any better because their parents didn't know any better... and so on... who is supposed to fix that? The tooth fairy?
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    It's been hinted at in the first comment, but it needs to be said properly. In the words of the immortal Homer J. Simpson: "Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 40% of all people know that."
     
  15. bowman

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    Who's gonna decide who gets to raise children and who doesn't? Unless there's a case of violence, reckless endangerment or anything else very plainly harmful, I don't believe we should be ceding that authority to government at all. Case in point, the grandparents who were in their 40's and 50's respectively had their custody of their grandchildren taken away from them by the local council because they were 'too old'. TOO OLD?!

    Government usually breaks things, it doesn't fix things, and whenever you give them the authority to use their pinky fingers they'll bend the letter of the law so they can use the fist instead. I wouldn't trust them to run a yard sale let alone take care of children.
     
  16. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    So we're studying the psychology of a study into psychological studies
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    I want to study the psychology of why we're doing that now :hehe:
     
  17. bahgger

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    60% of the time, it works everytime.
     
  18. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    :duh: why didn't I think of that
     
  19. johnmustrule

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    The staff at a local target always disuades minors from buying mature video games, especially young children and suggests alternatives.
     
  20. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    It really does depend on the parents and I see Tim's point, but it is still in the end the parent's responsibility..

    And that Target while seeming foolish to do so, is only doing it to avoid lawsuits..:yawn:
     
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