The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method

Interessant zu lesen. Im Wesentlichen geht es um Bias bei der Erzeugung, Interpretation und Publikation von (naturgemäß statistischen) Daten.

The decline effect is troubling because it reminds us how difficult it is to prove anything. We like to pretend that our experiments define the truth for us. But that’s often not the case. Just because an idea is true doesn’t mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn’t mean it’s true. When the experiments are done, we still have to choose what to believe.

The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method : The New Yorker

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