Skip to comments.Epic Correction of the Decade [liberals, not conservatives, tend toward psychosis]
Posted on 06/10/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT by pabianice
Hoo-wee, the New York Times will really have to extend itself to top the boner and mother-of-all-corrections at the American Journal of Political Science...
The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 3451. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed...
The erroneous results represented some of the larger correlations between personality and politics ever reported; they were reported and interpreted, repeatedly, in the wrong direction; and then cited at rates that are (for this field) extremely high. And the relationship between personality and politics is, as we note in the paper, quite a hot topic, with a large number of new papers appearing every year. So although the errors do not matter for the result that the authors (rightly) see as their most important, I obviously think the errors themselves matter quite a lot, especially for what it says about the scientific process both pre- and post-review.
In other words, if this study hadnt come out conforming to the liberal narrative and sliming conservatives, it wouldnt have attracted much notice. By the way, your tax dollars paid for this essential social science research. A note at the end says, The data for this article were collected with the financial support of the National Institute of Health. And people wonder why Republicans in Congress want to cut off federal funding for social science research. As an alternative, I suggest redirecting federal social science funds to Retraction Watch.
(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...
Nothing is true. Everything is permiited.
I believe everybody is a little bit crazy.
What? I believe the writer is trying to say that the original authors of the study do not find the reversed results as important because their intent was to slime Conservatives, no?
The more I read that sentence the more confused I get...
I experienced a similar event in Wisconsin, on the Crandon copper/zinc deposit.
A leftist academic had computer simulation written on the mining project. He convinced the legislature to impose a heafty severance tax on the proposed mine. The mining company gave up and did not develop it.
I wrote (with a colleague, who did tremendous work), a much larger, more sophisticated simulation for my masters thesis.
Afterward, I could read Fortran fluently. I read the academic’s program. It had one character reversed, counting as a profit an item that should have been a cost. It completely changed the outcome of the program.
Yet legislation was passed based on the flawed simulation.
A real travesty of justice.
I am pretty sure that’s the Assassin’s mantra. ;-)
The Liberal mantra is:
Nothing is true unless we say it is.
We at the American Journal of Political Science have concluded a study that proves scientifically that conservatives tend to be crazy.
Oops. Correction. We meant to say that liberals are the crazy ones. Sorry about that.
Everything about Liberal thought and actions can be summed up in Swordmaker's and (my girlfriend) Kathy's proposed diagnosis for the new IDC-10 addenda:
321.0 SPLAT Liberal Cerebral Defenestration (LCD) or Liberal Acquired Brain Absence (LABA), Complete loss of rationality, cognition, and cerebration due to indiscriminately keeping one's mind so far open that the brain falls out. First and subsequent encounters.
Pardon me for making a correction to your "Reader's Digest" post, but I just had to add to it.
2012 Headline screaming from the front page of every left-wing newspaper and Internet news source:
2016 Newspaper correction article buried on the bottom of page C34 with any factual report hidden in the last paragraph:
Correction: "Authors of an obscure article allegedly published in the 2012 edition of the American Journal of Political Science report they accidentally reversed all references between politically Conservatives and Politically Liberal. "We meant to say that liberals are slightly eccentric. Sorry about that."
Any factual report will be only reported in the conservative blogs and talk radio. Fox News might mention it in a twenty second news bite.
LOL- we’re all sure the New York Times will put this front page, right?
There’s a reason the press is dying - this is one of the ten thousand....
It would seem there’s some money to be made there now :-)
The excessive taxation is still in place.
The property has now been given to the local Indian tribe.
They are very politically correct, and will forego lots of money to show that they are.