Scandal! Number senseless studies increased by 120 percent, according to study

Scandal! Number senseless studies increased by 120 percent, according to study

Bonn – Incredible! The number senseless studies and surveys has increased by about 120 percent in the past decade. At that groundbreaking realization came the Institute of Social Studies of Science ( Kiel Institute ) in a recent study. One possible reason for this increase could be that media often report about the sensational results of those studies.

example, it was found a few days that wolves do not like sheep, smoking professional women more frequently and drink, but that also rich teenage girl drink more alcohol that left and retired to live in the Ruhr, Paul and Sophie in Saxony popular children’s names, explode the cemetery fees and that the majority of Germans believe in the love of life. Yes, it was even researched what would Hanoverian and annoying.

criticized publicity lust: Sonken ( Kiel Institute )’ The trend is clear, ” confirms Dr. Klaas Sonken, who led the study.’ No matter how trivial as it may seem a question, someone made ​​to guarantee a study. I have often, Dr. Klaas Sonken, the feeling that the study guides are only on their names to read in the newspaper best with a flattering photo.’

The fact that there is already some rag that such a senseless study under a lurid headline reproduces them or posted online, usually deemed to be identified.

It has an evaluation by the Kiel Institute of three of these senseless studies show that the amount of samples taken and the number of respondents in two of three studies are so low that it no serious conclusions can be drawn.

The question’ do you think know that in most studies using a previously desired result is brought about by leading questions or inadequate answers, right?’ answered 90 percent of the top ten in the context of Sonkens study respondents’yes’. Only 10 percent crossed’ No, but I have little idea of general’ on.

Sonken suspected that behind the large increase in the number senseless studies could also put a kind of predatory competition between the various research institutes.’ Because everyone wants what abhaben the big cake’, the renowned scientist. He advises media producers and consumers, therefore, continue to report only on studies or just to read even those that have been carried out by the Institute.

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