Shocker: Big New Health Care Study Proves Everyone Right
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  • circleglider

    Two of the core principles of scientific research are that it must be empirical and replicable. The vast majority of social science is neither. The recent New York Times Magazine story about Diederik Stapel offers a damning case study on how easy it is to commit fraud when results can’t be independently verified.

    The vast majority of social science simply isn’t science. It is far closer to informed opinion. Public policy should not afford it any special significance simply because it masquerades as real science.

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