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Evaluating Information

How to evaluate information, from fabricated news to unreliable research

Research & Scientific Studies

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)

This video (20 mins) discusses many of the issues with how scientific research is misused and misunderstood.

 

Retractions

Case in point: 

This American Life, a popular National Public Radio show and podcast featured an entire episode to a research study that was later found to be based on falsified data. Below are links to the original radio show, the printed story about the retraction, and the follow-up radio show with the discussion of the whole mess.