January 9th, 2007

Ghost Town

Who paid for that study? Source affects outcome

There's an interesting article on Yahoo! News about how the funding source of studies can affect the (ahem) "objectivity" of the study results. This surprises me not at all.

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There's a lot more to all of this than meets the eye, is all I'm saying. Skepticism is a healthy approach when it comes to determining whether you are being informed of the facts by experts with no particular bias, or whether you are being sold snake oil by a charlatan.