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Lecture

SOAN Lec 1 - JAN 9


Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course Code
SOAN 2120
Professor
Scott Schau

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SOAN LEC 1 - JAN 9
Needleman - lead posining in children = lower intelligence
Lead Intelligence
The Needleman Case
-1975- collected teeth from 3329 first and second-grade children
-270 of the most likely subjects
-58 high children
-100 low lead children
There are 112 students missing from the study - why?
Accused him of “cherry picking” his data
Brought up on academic misconduct because of this
-Was eventually absolved but was stated that he made these changes to get published
-later published a correction to include all data
As researchers we should doubt our own findings and that of other researchers even if it
is published, adversarial process - postures skepticism
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