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‘We Need to Take a Look at the Data’: How 2 Persistent Grad Students Upended a Blockbuster Study – The Chronicle of Higher Education0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

“This week David Broockman received his doctoral degree. He also helped persuade one of the most respected political scientists in the country to ask a prestigious academic journal to retract one of its most buzzed-about studies from last year.

The study, published in Science, purported to show that short conversations could change people’s opinions about same-sex marriage, and many leading news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, wrote about it.”

Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong – The Chronicle of Higher Education0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

A political-science study that involved a deceptive mailing to Montana voters raises questions about a new research trend.

UQ suppressed bus racism study: academics – Brisbane Times (Jorge Branco | February 2017)0

Posted by Admin in on February 27, 2015
 

Two Brisbane academics claim the University of Queensland suppressed the results of their study into racial discrimination on city buses after complaints from Translink.

But the university says the study was pulled because the pair didn’t get the proper ethics approvals before going ahead with their work.

In 2013, Dr Redzo Mujcic and Professor Paul Frijters, from the university’s School of Economics, published an early working paper finding strong evidence of discrimination against black-skinned people on Brisbane buses.

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Also see
(27/02/15) UQ suppressed bus racism study: academics
(09/06/16) UQ loses ‘racist bus drivers’ case
(15/06/16) UQ economist Paul Frijters quits over strife from race study

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