RE: [fw-wiz] Wired article on the scientific method

From: hermit921 (hermit921_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 09/08/04

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    Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 12:39:26 -0700
    
    

    Several decades ago in my first general statistics class, the prof
    challenged us to find an article from a reputable scientific journal that
    did not have a statistical error. I don't think we ever did.

    hermit921

    At 06:16 AM 9/2/2004, Melson, Paul wrote:
    >Fascinating article. But in light of this thread, I ran across this
    >line on the second page and had to laugh:
    >
    >"A recent study of work published in Nature and British Medical Journal,
    >for example, found that 11 percent of papers had serious statistical
    >errors."
    >
    >PaulM
    >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > Talk about good timing:
    > >
    ><http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.09/rugg.html?pg=1&topic=rugg&topi
    >c_set=>

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