Because it’s Friday: How the media turns correlation into causation

May 29, 2009
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Ever wondered how your carefully reasoned, nuanced paper containing an odds ratio or estimate of risk becomes a scare story on the nightly news? Here’s how:

Media-correlation

(Click to enlarge for better clarity but equal insanity.)

PhD Comics: The Science News Cycle

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Ever wondered how your carefully reasoned, nuanced paper containing an odds ratio or estimate of risk becomes a scare story on the nightly news? Here’s how:

Media-correlation

(Click to enlarge for better clarity but equal insanity.)

PhD Comics: The Science News Cycle

Link to original post