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06-05-2015, 05:48 AM   #31
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I wasn't surprised that how they did this. It was by manipulating some aspect of statistical significance. I've ALWAYS had a problem with this concept in regards to the goals of science attaining absolute certainty. To me there is nothing conclusive about statistical significance, it's still a probable result but not a very certain one, depending on things like how the study was constructed.
I just finished reading this. Thank you (and SupportiveMom) for the link, it was a very interesting read. Not just because of how the scientific data is produced but how the journalism and media industries use it.
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