Sometimes you’d better don’t believe the press release

I read a lot of different studies and press releases about studies and some end up on this blog. Yesterday I read one press release and when I than read the actual study, I ended up not writing a blog post but tweeting this:

Sadly enough other people did go with the hurray-feel of the press release, as you can take from the title of this NPR-post[3].

I received these 2 great replies:

But if you want to check for yourself, here you can find the press release[7] and here you can find the actual study[8].

References

  1. ^ #sigh (twitter.com)
  2. ^ October 23, 2017 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ as you can take from the title of this NPR-post (www.npr.org)
  4. ^ #facepalm (twitter.com)
  5. ^ October 24, 2017 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ October 24, 2017 (twitter.com)
  7. ^ the press release (www.eurekalert.org)
  8. ^ here you can find the actual study (link.springer.com)
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