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The Null Hypothesis

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Channel: Tom Scott
Categories: Science  
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While I was trying to read a script to a camera in zero-g, the student researchers behind me were trying to prove their own ideas -- or rather, to disprove their "null hypothesis". Let's talk about how science works -- and have a look at one of the teams flying in that plane.


If you're a masters or PhD student from an ESA member state, and zero-g sounds like your thing, have a look at the Fly Your Thesis program: -- the 2017-18 submissions are closed, but that just gives you time to start planning for next year...


Thanks to all the team from BrainFly! You can find out more about them here:


Behind the scenes on the Park Bench:


Papers cited:

Dickersin, K., Chan, S., Chalmersx, T., Sacks, H., & Smith, H. (1987). Publication bias and clinical trials. Controlled Clinical Trials, 8(4), 343-353.

Easterbrook, P., Gopalan, R., Berlin, J., & Matthews, D. (1991). Publication bias in clinical research. The Lancet, 337(8746), 867-872.


Camera: Melanie Cowan
Editor: Michelle Martin


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