Freakonomics is bad science

The writing has been on the wall for a while (Freakonomics-type gee whiz research has bugged me from the beginning) — but if you haven’t read it yet, check out Andrew Gelman and Kaiser Fung’s critique of “Freakonomics: What Went Wrong?”

You can find more Freakonomics coverage on Gelman’s blog.


One Comment on “Freakonomics is bad science”

  1. […] was reminded of these experiences when I read Teppo’s Freakonomics post the other day. The link is to a rant by a couple of statisticians cataloging the technical faults of […]


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