Friday, March 29, 2013

It's all lies

More research on how research is a crock. Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back, a working paper from the IZA website. Basically, they show the distribution of published p-values is funny-shaped, and what you'd expect if people were specification-shopping to get a barely significant p-value. You know, publication bias.

[h/t WB Impact Blog]

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