Many others have thoroughly debunked this study.” (source) “I was under the impression that the original study done by Card and Krueger had been thoroughly debunked by Michigan State University economist David Neumark and William Wascher” (source) “The study … Second of all, some studies that don’t quite meet Wakefield-level of awfulness are indeed really bad and need refuting.
For black Americans, having the ability to code-switch could help you get that promotion, make your case to a judge, or leave a police encounter unscathed.But changing how you speak isn't always enough to get around racism.A new report on sexual assault released today by the U. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially puts to bed the bogus statistic that one in five women on college campuses are victims of sexual assault.In fact, non-students are 25 percent more likely to be victims of sexual assault than students, according to the data.Did you know that anyone with a keyboard can just type up any of the following things?
– “That study is a piece of garbage that’s not worth the paper it’s written on.” – “People in the know dismissed that study years ago.” – “Nobody in the field takes that study seriously.” – “That study uses methods that are laughable to anybody who knows statistics.” – “All the other research that has come out since discredits that study.” They can say these things whether they are true or not.Someone on my side published a study later that found something else 2.Someone on my side accused it of having methodological flaws Since the Federalist has so amply demonstrated the first failure mode, let me say a little more about the second.And the real number of assault victims is several orders of magnitude lower than one-in-five.The article compares the older Campus Sexual Assault Survey (which found 14-20% of women were raped since entering college) to the just-released National Crime Victmization Survey (which found that 0.6% of female college students are raped per year).I wonder what’s going on here and which study we should believe? There’s an old study with findings we didn’t like, but now there’s a new study with different findings we do like. The reason it was insufficiently pessimistic is that there are also people like the Federalist staff, who acknowledge the existence of opposing studies, but only with the adjective “debunked” in front of them.