Is Most Published Research Wrong?

Don't believe everything you read! The Veritasium playlist offers a lesson describing the validity of published research. According to their information, there is cause to question most results. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge pupils to find research experiments that scientists have disproved
  • Ask individuals to give five reasons for false results in research to check for understanding following the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an understanding of statistical analysis
Pros

  • Provides several examples of incorrect research
  • Includes discussion of questionable research reporting tactics
Cons

  • None