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By Mary on September 6, 2013
Info on certain last minute Coalition announcements: the now-rescinded opt-out Internet filter and the very much not-rescinded proposal to investigate “increasingly ridiculous research grants” by the Australian Research Council
By Mary on January 8, 2012
In my years on the ‘net, I’ve seen any number of people want to interview others or get them to take surveys for everything from a short high school or undergraduate paper through to graduate research projects and books. And they so seldom manage to meet basic ethical guidelines for making sure they aren’t wasting their participants’ time at best or endangering them at worst.
By Mindy on December 8, 2010
[Potential Trigger warning] … that a study has just discovered that rapists don’t usually have rapist tattoed on their forehead. THE typical rapist is a charmer, not a misfit, new research shows. He is talkative, engaging and employed in a good job. He is not a loner, nor mentally ill. He can be found at [...]
By tigtog on December 6, 2010
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.
By tigtog on September 9, 2010
After two years of heated debate on how to protect animal welfare without scuppering scientific research…
By Lauredhel on October 15, 2009
In today’s “It’s Not Sex, It’s Rape” files I present Melanie Christiansen’s article in the Courier Mail, “Unwanted teen sex tied to binge drinking“. AN explosion in binge drinking among high school girls is driving an increase in unwanted teen sex, a nationwide survey, which will be outlined in Brisbane today, says. [...] “It is [...]
By tigtog on January 4, 2006
A sample of the headlines: Abortion increases stress: study Abortion increases mental health risk: study Abortion raises depression risk, say NZ researchers Abortion study backs pro-life debate Don’t you just love the way the MSM so baldly states its beat-up of the day? Of course the study isn’t the slam-dunk they present it as. Here [...]