News story seen in local newspaper:
“A Stanford University* study reveals that among freshmen, the ones who attended parties throughout the week, consistently had lower grade averages than the freshman who stayed in the dorm more.”
Wow. I am stunned.
Not at these results, but the fact that time and money were wasted on a “study” to find out something that anyone with common sense already knows to be a fact. Let me guess – a Stanford freshman needed to do a research study and this one sounded easy (and fun) to do. I hope this same student has to do real research for their Master’s thesis. I mean they’re graduating from F&$#!!! Stanford!
Sorry for the outburst. This is one of my biggest peeves. Either do research or not. Don’t bother me with “studies” you probably made up – or as my Dad would say, “pulled out of your ass”.
And what about the Graduate student who approved this “study”- where is he/she throughout the week? At the movies, studying popcorn?…
* Disclaimer: I have nothing but the highest respect for Stanford University, its educational programs, students, hospital, or research. Just poking at them in good fun.
3 thoughts on “Unscientific Studies”
That study would have come out so much more interesting if it had had the opposite results!
It would have explained my 4.0 if it did 😉
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