I don't have a long post for today, but I want to briefly discuss the discussion of a study on Facebook and grades. It was the subject of the Wall Street Journal's Numbers Guy blog last week: http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/ .
The basic question is under what conditions should we publicize results, and should we wait for peer review?
Here was my comment:
I think if the caveats were printed along with the study results, then the publication is reasonable. Otherwise, we are being a bit paternalistic by implying that the general public cannot understand the caveats but we researchers can.