Ch. 6 Scientific Thinking

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SCIENTIFIC THINKING RESOURCES

Scientific Method Steps

Science versus Pseudoscience

Meta-Analysis

Call BS on Big Data 

Privacy issues with Big Data

Placebo humor

READINGS

The Paranormal (Goode)

Does a “Triple Package” of traits predict success?   (Hart & Chabris)

Meta-analysis: Alcohol & Cancer (NYT)

Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo, Control Methods (RDBPC)

Placebo Effect Explained (Resnick)

Beginners Guide to Big Data (Forbes)

Big Data (Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier)

Medical Pseudoscience: Grounding your Feel (Skeptic)

Nutritional Science isn’t very Scientific (Gilligan)

Gluten Sensitivity and Placebo Effect (Oster)

Replication in Psychology Studies

Retracted Nutrition Study

Homeopathy Doesn’t Work

“Nocebo” effect and Statins

pseudosci

 

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