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Lies, Damned Lies, And Facebook (Part 4 of ∞) | Slate Star Codex
Scott at Slate Start Codex points out that there's no good evidence that those "Don't be that guy" posters have reduced the incidence of rape.
society  crime  advertising  posters  rape  statistics 
november 2013 by pw201
Unreliable research: Trouble at the lab | The Economist
"Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting. To an alarming degree, it is not." Talks about the problems with reproducing research.
economist  journals  research  statistics  science 
october 2013 by pw201
Does the future have a church? | The Briefing
What evangelicals think of the general decline in church attendance in the UK. Their churches are holding their own numerically but not growing, so becoming a smaller percentage of a growing population. However, they're doing better than other Protestant denominations, which will die out as their older members die off. Getting them while they're young is essential for propagating religion, and they worry about the lack of youf in the church. Social trends like cohabiting couples and single parent families are worrying because evangelical churches don't really know how to cope with those people so won't evangelise them effectively. Via the artist formerly known as nlj21.
church  religion  statistics  christianity  uk 
september 2011 by pw201
Don’t Be Ugly By Accident! « OkTrends
OKCupid, the dating site, took data from uploaded photographs and used it to work out some interesting stats. The better the camera you use for your pic, the hotter you look. iPhone users get laid more. Using a flash makes you look older. And so on. Interesting stuff. Via Mefi.
photography  statistics  research  dating  iphone  okcupid  sex  relationships 
august 2010 by pw201
Odds Are, It's Wrong - Science News
What goes wrong with the 5% significance level in scientific papers.
science  mathematics  maths  statistics  biology  medicine  bayes  bayesian 
march 2010 by pw201
Photographic Height/Weight Chart
Self-submitted photographs of people, tabulated by weight and height. Interesting stuff. Via Metafilter.
health  photos  photography  images  height  weight  statistics  photo  biology 
march 2010 by pw201

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