A Rought Guide to Spotting Bad Science

07 December 2014

From the website,, 12 pointers to spotting abuse of science to make claims:

  1. Sensationalised headlines
  2. Misinterpreted results
  3. Conflict of interests
  4. Correlation & causation
  5. Speculative language
  6. Sample size too small
  7. Unrepresentative samples
  8. No control group used
  9. No blind testing used
  10. ‘Cherry-picked’ results
  11. Unreplicable results
  12. Journals & citations

Read the original pdf for elaboration!

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