Monday, July 29, 2013

Gerd Gigerenzer on how the media interprets data/science

Gerd "I love heuristics" Gigernezer talking about the misinterpretation of research by the media (in particular, misinterpretation of data about oral contraceptives leads to increases in abortions). He argues that such misinterpretation isn't just bad reporting, but unethical.