31 March 2009

principles of research

1. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

2. 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

3. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

(They ought to be handing over my degree any day now)


KCT said...

How's this for research?

A recent study conducted by Harvard University found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.

Another study by the American Medical Association found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

My conclusion... on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

So... am I PHD material?

Anonymous said...

I hate to nitpick but you're incorrect regarding your 2nd point, it's actually 67.3%