Some subscribers to Math-Learn might be interested in a recent post
"The Randomistas' War On Global Poverty - ERRATUM & ADDENDUM" [Hake
(2012a)]. The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT: My post "The Randomistas' War On Global Poverty" [Hake
(2012b)] at <http://bit.ly/V93tXl>:

I. Contains an ERRATUM: I wrote: ". . . . . there's no indication
that the 'Center for Economic and Policy Research' (CEPR)
http://bit.ly/U1DTSU, FOR WHICH DUFLO IS A PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR
DEVELOPMENTAL ECONOMICS http://bit.ly/VgQ3y8, is aware of the
overriding influence of poverty on the educational achievement of
U.S. children. . . ." Contrary to that statement, Duflo is a program
director for the EUROPEAN "Centre for Economic Policy Research"
<http://www.cepr.org/> & <http://bit.ly/TwYuzM>, NOT the U.S. "Center
for Economic and Policy Research" (CEPR) <http://www.cepr.net/> &
<http://bit.ly/U1DTSU>. So Duflo bares ZERO responsibility for the
U.S. CEPR's seeming unawareness of "the overriding influence of
poverty on the educational achievement of U.S. children."

II. Now requires an ADDENDUM: In response to Hake (2012), Guy
Brandenberg (2012) of the EDDRA2 list pointed to a "PLoS Medicine"
article by John Ioannidis <http://bit.ly/Vb1u70>: titled "Why Most
Published Research Findings Are False" at <http://1.usa.gov/YxUxkL>
wherein Ioannidis wrote: ". . . . there is strong evidence that
selective outcome reporting, with manipulation of the outcomes and
analyses reported, is a common problem even for randomized trails
[Chan et al. (2004)] at <http://1.usa.gov/X8SB1T>." For a good
discussion of the important work of Ioannidis see the "Atlantic"
article "Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science" by David Freedman
(2010) at <http://bit.ly/11aAmt0>.
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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES [URL shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 30 Nov 2012.]
Hake, R.R. 2012a. "The Randomistas' War On Global Poverty - ERRATUM &
ADDENDUM," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<http://bit.ly/YfMESg>. Post of 30 Nov 2012 12:15:33-0800 to AERA-L
and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being
transmitted to several discussion lists and are also on my blog
"Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/11c5w3e> with a provision for
comments.

Hake, R.R. 2012b. "The Randomistas' War On Global Poverty (was
Chocolate Makes You Smart)," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<http://bit.ly/V93tXl>. Post of 29 Nov 2012 14:27:16-0800 to AERA-L
and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being
transmitted to several discussion lists and are also on my blog
"Hake'sEdStuff" at
<http://bit.ly/Rm6Oqw> with a provision for comments.

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