Originally Posted by ridethecliche
So you are saying that we should ignore research because outliers exist?
The problem with most research studies would be much smaller if the issue were just outliers.
The problem with most research studies is the design of the study, itself.
Research shouldn't be ignored, but it should be subject to a lot of scrutiny. I've seen a lot of cases where someone online "proves" their point by linking to a pubmed abstract, where most of the time you can't even read their methods and selection criteria.