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 Post subject: McCardle on Stapel
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:05 pm 
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All over him, actually. And the sociology field generally.

McCardle's not really my kind of girl, but I confess sometimes I wish she was.


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 Post subject: Re: McCardle on Stapel
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I don't necessarily agree with her every opinion, but Megan is good people. Her husband does good work too.

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 Post subject: Re: McCardle on Stapel
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:54 pm 
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So, this guy made up studies. I'm wondering what the impact is, was, or could be or could have been. I know that some things in the world operate based on studies of this, that or the other thing. Did his bogus studies affect the way people are treated, or the way they're pigeon-holed? Lying is a bad thing in itself, so am trying to go beyond that. Are people suffering, or getting let off too easily, because of what he's published?

Did like that he took blame instead of trying to reassign it, though.

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 Post subject: Re: McCardle on Stapel
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Don't know for sure if it did, but a lot of Stapel's work had the potential to influence public policy. The two cases most often cited were the "disorder" paper, in which people who viewed disorderly environments - trash lying around, etc. - were more likely to report being prejudiced against minorities, and the vegetarian paper, in which vegetarians were found to be less selfish than carnivores. The "disorder" paper was published in Science, and therefore might have influenced American politicians. It's disturbingly similar to the "broken window" policing theory, which always seemed like a good idea to me.


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