The Worst in Science and Statistics Reporting
Do you remember all the news reports about a CDC study that said it's not unhealthy to be overweight after all? I read a couple of them and sensed immediately that something was up. It was quite clear that the media were overreacting to a few statistically insignificant findings.
That was only the seventh-worst of the many lousy reports tallied in the annual “Dubious Data Awards,” issued by the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) at George Mason University. It's a short post, so read the whole thing.