Bunkum Awards 2010

Various authors, National Education Policy Center, Feb 03, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I believe as strongly as the next person in the value of research and data in the development of education policy. Where I differ, it appears, from the people who actually create such policy is in my understanding of what actually constitutes research and data. As a case in point, consider this list of bunk research reports issued by various think tanks. They are read with all seriousness, and even reported as fact in the media, but they are scientific flim-flammery.
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