Slightly touched (sundara) wrote,
Slightly touched
sundara

SurveyFail kurfluffle

Has everyone heard of the latest kurfluffle, SurveyFail? I just spent a while catching up on it through various links to blogs, posts on lj & dw....what utter asses those so-called researchers are. My favorite is this post:

http://www.roughtheory.org/content/wearing-the-juice-a-case-study-in-research-implosion/#comment-182110

I ADORE this:

Kruger and Dunning are interested in whether, below a certain level basic competence, it becomes very difficult for people to improve their skills - because they are, in fact, too incompetent to be able to tell the difference between competence and incompetence in the first place.

OMG---words can't express the love I have for that. Love, utter, utter, love. *love*

here's some more linkage:

http://thingswithwings.dreamwidth.org/74276.html

http://mackle.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/the-curious-case-of-the-game-show-neuroscientists-or-how-not-to-research-an-online-community/

http://linkspam.dreamwidth.org/


Plenty of individual people have wonderful posts on their journals/blogs, you'll have to find them by following links :-)

Tags: rant, surveyfail
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