Lessons from a Silly yet Serious Study

You may have seen (and ignored) reports in the popular press regarding an article purporting to discuss the relationship between the upcoming American election and strategies in a well-known card game [1], proving that Poe’s law is alive and well. However, this work by Jonathan Falk and Andrew Gelman is a satire of the biases and framings found within certain types of offending research that still make it into the body scientific literature, despite the presence of peer review.


John A Dawson

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