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Joking aside, the authors of these studies have highlighted the low statistical power of research in a number of fields (see also http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v14/n5/abs/nrn3475.html), which is a serious issue that often leads to over-interpretation. It's as if researches willing to publish more are rushing hasty studies out the door.

It's a good thing that people can measure these things and ring the alarm




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