Tag: scientific method

The Problem With P-Values

In this essay for Aeon, David Colquhoun deconstructs the concept of statistical significance and discusses the problematic nature of the way scientific research is...


William A. Wilson presents shocking evidence that a lot of published research is false and that science’s self-correcting mechanisms are broken. “There is no...

The Onion: “‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method”

"After making an observation and forming a hypothesis as usual, the new third step of the scientific method will now require researchers to embark upon an exhaustive search for corporate or government financing,” the satirical news site the Onion “reports.” “Next, scientists simply modify their study’s goals to align with the vision of potential funders and wait for several months to hear back. At this point—should this step be successful, of course—they can move on to the experimental stage, and then to analysis.”