On Scientific Studies, P-Hacking, and Media Irresponsibility

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John Oliver lays down the problems with public perceptions of scientific studies shaped by the media.

TJ Palanca https://www.twitter.com/tjpalanca

John Oliver takes a comedic stab at how science is portrayed in mainstream media. In the interest of presenting a simple soundbite, things like sample size, caveats, and other potential sources of bias are left out. Problems with p-hacking, lack of replication, and publish or perish are also discussed.

You can find his other videos on his YouTube channel.


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Palanca (2016, May 22). TJ Palanca: On Scientific Studies, P-Hacking, and Media Irresponsibility. Retrieved from https://www.tjpalanca.com/posts/2016-05-22-on-scientific-studies-p-hacking-and-media-irresponsibility/

BibTeX citation

  author = {Palanca, TJ},
  title = {TJ Palanca: On Scientific Studies, P-Hacking, and Media Irresponsibility},
  url = {https://www.tjpalanca.com/posts/2016-05-22-on-scientific-studies-p-hacking-and-media-irresponsibility/},
  year = {2016}