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Overly Honest Experimental Methods

If you'd like a look under the hood of a lot of research publications, go over to Twitter and check the #OverlyHonestMethods tag. You're sure to find your own sins on display, things like: "Mostly it goes 43%, but once it went 95%. We reported the 95%." And "We used [this program] because doesn't everybody else?". How about "We used a modified version of Dr. Ididitfirst's apparatus, because we couldn't figure out how to make an exact replica" or "For details see Supp.
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Honestly, overly, methodically, with tweets and occasional venom

Academics / General Science : Improbable Research (2 years ago)

Scientists are dropping their euphemisms, in a discussion about #overlyhonestmethods. The discussion is happening in that den of conversation and twaddle called “twitter”.  These are translations into blunt words about how some peop... Read Post

Amazon Deal of the Day: Over 700 Blu-Ray Titles Under $15!

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (4 years ago)

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has over 700 Blu-ray titles for $15 or less! The selection includes lots of geek-worthy classics such as Kick-Ass, 300, Sin City, and the list goes on and on. You can check ‘em all out ... Read Post

Blogs > Twitter

Academics / Mathematics : Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science (19 hours ago)

Tweeting has its virtues, I’m sure. But over and over I’m seeing these blog vs. twitter battles where the blogger wins. It goes like this: blogger gives tons and tons of evidence, tweeter responds with a content-free dismissal. The ... Read Post


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