ArchiveFebruary 26, 2018

The inside story of how an Ivy League food scientist turned shoddy data into viral studies

But for years, Wansink’s inbox has been filled with chatter that, according to independent statisticians, is blatant p-hacking. “Pattern doesn’t look good,” Payne of New Mexico State wrote to Wansink and David Just, another Cornell professor, in April 2009, after what Payne called a “marathon” data-crunching session for an experiment about eating and TV-watching. “I also ran — i am not kidding —...

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