Thursday, May 21, 2015

‘We Need to Take a Look at the Data’: How 2 Persistent Grad Students Upended a Blockbuster Study

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21st, 2015

This week David Broockman received his doctoral degree. He also helped persuade one of the most respected political scientists in the country to ask a prestigious academic journal to retract one of its most buzzed-about studies from last year.
The study, published in Science, purported to show that short conversations could change people’s opinions about same-sex marriage, and many leading news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, wrote about it.

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