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Posted: 31 January 2011 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]
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and answered questions. Nobody noticed anything wrong.

More details (including the VIDEO of the lecture) here:

http://ecclesiastes911.net/doctor_fox.html

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Posted: 02 February 2011 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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From the website text:

My own interest in such phenomena started with the discovery that 80% of scientific citations are not read by the citing authors but copied from the lists of references used in other papers

I question this. I am a scientist myself and I NEVER quote papers I have not read.

I do know however, that when compiling your reference list for final submission (always the last chore to do), it is sometimes easier to quickly Google for the volume and page numbers or lift them from review papers than to check the actual papers again individually. That does not mean however that the papers in question were not actually read earlier in the process of conducting the research and writing the paper. It does explain how misprints get perpetuated in reference lists.

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The Kruger-Dunning effect is rampant on internet fora.
J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 02 February 2011 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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LaMa - 02 February 2011 03:06 PM

From the website text:

My own interest in such phenomena started with the discovery that 80% of scientific citations are not read by the citing authors but copied from the lists of references used in other papers

I question this. I am a scientist myself and I NEVER quote papers I have not read.

I do know however, that when compiling your reference list for final submission (always the last chore to do), it is sometimes easier to quickly Google for the volume and page numbers or lift them from review papers than to check the actual papers again individually. That does not mean however that the papers in question were not actually read earlier in the process of conducting the research and writing the paper. It does explain how misprints get perpetuated in reference lists.

Perhaps they’re including folks such as “Doctor” Nancy Malik here?  wink

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Posted: 02 February 2011 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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LaMa - 02 February 2011 03:06 PM

I am a scientist myself and I NEVER quote papers I have not read.

Many psychological tests have the socalled lie-scale. A small but sufficient number of questions that admit only one true answer, such as

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