Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Reference: Model students or not, Bangkok Post, June 18, 2008
Researchers often cannot see the forest for the trees so deep are they in the data, their hypotheses, and their statistics and often end up making discoveries that are statistically significant but trivial otherwise (Model students or not, Bangkok Post, June 18, 2008). What the American researchers have discovered is not that ethnic "Asians" differ in educational achievement but that there is no such ethnic group. Asia is a very large and ethnically diverse place. Demographic data recorded by American universities and employers do not reflect this reality.