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Irony Alert

Rob Tisinai

January 12th, 2014

Noted social science expert Mark Regnerus recently warned people against the use of bad statistical data:

Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas in Austin, says something called “confirmation bias” might be at work. In other words, people like statistics that reinforce their beliefs.

His colleagues responded:

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iDavid
January 13th, 2014 | LINK

I tried to add ‘Laughing monkeys in trees’ pic, but darn if it wouldn’t load.

Any possibility of changing out your comments app so android cell phones can leave comments? You may be missing a lot of comments from people who don’t want to go to their desk tops to post, which would be too bad.

iDavid
January 13th, 2014 | LINK

PS Doesn’t mean the monkeys aren’t still laughing though …..

Hunter
January 13th, 2014 | LINK

Ya think?

TampaZeke
January 13th, 2014 | LINK

Regnerus loves statistics that reinforce his beliefs so much that he’s learned to make them at home; FROM SCRATCH!

His own, VERY secret, recipe.

Ben in Oakland
January 13th, 2014 | LINK

Strictly speaking, confirmation bias is not what Regenerus is guilty of.

I believe the word you’re looking for is LYING.

Maurice Lacunza
January 13th, 2014 | LINK

Technically, confirmation bias is what the researcher (not the public) tends to find when interpreting his data points.
But, also technical, is Ben in Oakland’s point: Regnerus was lying.

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