Oops – another data entry mistake

Yes, here is another data entry mistake. This time with a team of researchers led by McGill’s Anne Crocker who were examining not criminally responsible cases and histories of being found not criminally responsible. Story has important implications for Conservative government’s Bill C-54.

A good case example for teaching relationship between policy research.

the original report said 38.1 per cent of sex offenders found not criminally responsible and accused of a sex offence had at least one prior NCR finding; that number was changed in the March report to 9.5 per cent.

Big blunders in published research

In the wake of the Reinhart Rogoff errors, Catherine Rampell at the NYT provides an overview of recent research blunders in the field of economics.

As hard as we try no research is perfect. Reflecting on these errors helps put the mistakes I’ve made in perspective. These errors also help make the case for replication and data sharing – a topic we’ve discussed frequently at the CRCFBB.

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