Posts Tagged 'bad science'

Dubious Science in the Media

There’s a nice article in the latest issue of Bitch magazine, discussing dubious science and presenting pointers on how to spot when the journalism or research isn’t quite up to scratch. As this is the publication which describes itself as “feminist response to pop culture”, the case studies are populated with lots of spurious claims pertaining to gender, sex and cultural stereotypes. So next time you hear an extravagant claim in the news, don’t be reticent to take a closer look, demand some proof and verify the sources.