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Monday, February 19, 2007

Media Spin Connects Violence To Games ... Not Research

The Wired reporteth:

Ferguson found that the connection between violence and gaming had more to do with publication bias than it did with any actual correlation. In other words, journals were more likely to publish studies that supported the hypothesis that playing violent games made a subject more prone to violent behavior. Nothing like scientific stacking the deck, eh?
-- Expert Debunks Connection Between Violence and Gaming

Remember how Batjack likes to ramble on and on about his science being solid and final? And we keep saying it's not?

It's not.

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