We’ve all seen studies get used as an argument-ender to show that the other side has an empirical basis. But here’s the problem. When you actually look at the study, a lot of times it either:
Doesn’t say what they say it says
Has a tiny sample size
Has a huge error rate
But I don’t have time to actually go in and audit every study that I’m cited to see which are genuinely valuable and which are not.
What would be really convenient is if I could put a link to a study into a website and it would give me a rating and a list of all the critiques to it.