Here’s an article about the way research reports are turned into junk research by selective interpretation and, more accurately, “reading what you want into it.”
The SG govt is very good at putting out statistics and offering interpretations to that. Recall the “ticking” off off some NTU researchers just because they interpreted the economic statistics differently from the government.
I wonder if there is a need for a statistics ombudsman of sorts.
BTW, Merry Christmas!