Battle for the headline: Hype and the effect of statistical significance on the ability of journalists to engage in critical thinking

A few people pointed me to this article, “Battle for the thermostat: Gender and the effect of temperature on cognitive performance,” which received some uncritical press coverage here and here. And, of course, on NPR.

“543 students in Berlin, Germany” . . . good enuf to make general statements about men and women, I guess! I wonder if people dress differently in different places . . . .