alphacow writes: The wonderful headline put out by Time magazine earlier this month ("What Facebook Users Share: Lower Grades") appears to have been based on some fairly faulty research. While poorly conducted research is nothing new, its interesting to see how the article really describes to the public what you can do with bad research. From the article: "So read another way, the study might just as easily have erroneously concluded that 'Facebook somehow encourages students to seek technical careers rather than humanities interests,' notes Chris Dede, a professor of education at Harvard." Its not too often that the general press actually describes bad research and explains how a poorly conceived study can lead to partly — or completely — false conclusions.
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