Thursday, September 08, 2011

Academic Research: So Smart, So Dumb

On the surface, this study of the depiction of terrorism in prime time television looks interesting.

Until you watch the video.

If you can watch this without noticing the massive, gaping problems with the methodology, you shouldn't be allowed to utter the word "research". Put the book down. Step away from the beaker.

Despite some levity, this wasn't intended as a joke, it seems; yet the study is comical.

The study is based on 24 episodes? If they monitored ten times that many I would question the results.

And kids are learning this scientific method in university.

Honestly. WTF.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

LOL @ Justin Bieber. Ok .. so this is a spoof right? Cause it's so absurd I'm not listening until the end.