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Science: "Meet the ‘data thugs’ out to expose shoddy and questionable research"

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Anybody up for pointing them in the direction of PACE?
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/meet-data-thugs-out-expose-shoddy-and-questionable-research
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure I've come across these guys before. Their methods pick up things like means that are impossible numerically for the data and sample size. In other words, calculation errors or made up data.

    I don't think they have shown any interest in the more complex problems in PACE. And I doubt the PACE people got their sums wrong or made up data. They just did a whole lot of unscientific stuff that made their data crap.
     
  4. JohnTheJack

    JohnTheJack Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, Nick is well aware of it, and SMILE.
     
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