Genuine research keeps students in science

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Science  10 Jun 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1266
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6291.1266

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  • RE: Conclusive evidence?

    The study from the UT team certainly produced interesting correlations, but I think it is a case of 'causal creep' to call this conclusive evidence. Even the title 'Genuine research keeps students in science' seems questionable, since it suggests a causal relationship, which cannot and be concluded from a study. To draw conclusions about causal relationships an experiment has to be performed, not a study.

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