more bad stats & other stories

I have a pile of marking to get through this week, & so that I can make a good start today I thought I might just point you at some interesting posts from other science bloggers.

Another tale of statistics from Ben Goldacre: this time it’s the frankly appalling story of where the lack of understanding cases of statistics can take us. The ‘comments’ section of Ben’s post is also well worth reading.

From Brian Switek: the potential link between forensic science and left-over leopard dinners

And from Orac: a thorough critical examination of a recent NZ press release that announced a study of chiropractic as a means of improving labour….

Enjoy. And hopefully I will have more time tomorrow!

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