- the conclusion that sugary drinks cause weight gain must be…
- the Dutch sugary drink trial suffered from the Texas sharpshooter problem.
…and one came from last Tuesday’s class
The first two went fine (the most popular answer was right), but the last one gave me a teachable moment about the difference between ideas/hypotheses/speculations and actual knowledge. We aren’t short of ideas, but we really have no idea why we are so bad at Monty’s problem. But bad we sure are. You should switch.
Of those three questions, only the last comes from an actual SC200 exam. But all three are analogous to questions I will ask. I always ask in different ways, in different contexts. I want to test understanding, not regurgitation or memory.