PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. John P. A. Ioannidis,  Published: August 30, 2005 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124 Interesting. There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true … Continue reading

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness | Science | The Observer

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s how science can be wrong, even when there is “consensus”. The moral of this story: NEVER STOP QUESTIONING. Being skeptical is a GOOD thing in science. ALWAYS. Sometimes, even when 30 Helens Agree, they are wrong. The British amateur … Continue reading

Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong via Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional. This is a fairly accurate assessment of Open Access publishing. Where research is made … Continue reading

Do the Best Professors Get the Worst Ratings? | Psychology Today

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes As the study’s authors put it, ‘Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Instructor Fluency Increases Perceptions of Learning Without Increasing Actual Learning.” Or, as Inside Higher Ed put it, when it comes to lectures, Charisma Doesn’t Count, at least not for learning. … Continue reading

Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia – Salon.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is the second time in just a few days that something related to reputation and credentials has come up. Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia – Salon.com. One of the things media and education experts and advocates often … Continue reading

A few thoughts on “Open Access” Journals

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes “Open Access” journals are all the rage these days. The idea which, on the surface is a worthy one, is that readers get access to the papers for free. Instead of making money via subscriptions, these journals get their money … Continue reading