Friday, January 07, 2011

Beware those headlines

If you are a regular reader of New Scientist magazine, you might have seen an article in the Christmas / New Year edition titled "Autistic ability falters in real world" about a recent UK study. Michelle Dawson has scrutinized the same study at her academic/science blog The Autism Crisis. How is it that one educated and dilligent woman can do a better job of reviewing a study than a major international science magazine?

Are autistic people lost in space?
Michelle Dawson
The Autism Crisis.
January 3rd 2011

Autistic ability falters in real world.
Andy Coghlan
New Scientist.
Number 2792/93 December 25th 2010 - January 1st 2011
Online 20 December 2010

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