LI: Stand-Your-Ground Study Authors Concede They Didn’t Study Stand-Your-Ground
I know I promised that my prior post would be my last on the thoroughly debunked "scientific" paper, "Race,law, and health: Examination of 'Stand Your Ground' and defendant convictions in Florida." The debunking took place in these posts:
- New “Scientific” Stand-Your-Ground Study Is Ignorant of the Law
- Stand-Your-Ground Racial Bias Study used “media definition,” not “legal definition”
- Social Sciences Study of Stand-Your-Ground Strikes Out
But then, well, THIS happened:
Yep, I found two of the paper's authors in my Twitter timeline: Melody S. Goodman and Cassandra Arroyo-Johnson, both of the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery [!], Washington University School of Medicine.
"Self," I thought to myself, "this would be a great chance to communicate with the authors diectly, and make sure I've not merely misunderstood their methodology which I've been tearing to shreds these last several days."
Rather than narrate the communications that followed, I'll let the tweets between us speak for themselves, along with a few images of their paper to provide context.
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