By Quinn Eaton
A new study conducted by the AYN2K research department reveals that studies that are shown might not actually be studied showings, but rather showings that are not studied. The public is always quick to believe a news report that states "studies show" before it presents what the studies are showing, but recent studies show that it might be good to study the showings yourself before you believe that the studied showings have actually been studied.
"Studies show" is an inevitable and credibility-advancing tactic that news outlets utilize to stabilize the studies that they are wanting to show the viewer. When an audience member of any demographic registers the fact that what they are being shown has supposedly been studied, they immediately believe this studied showing to be true. Here are some examples of shown studies that are presented that most likely do not need to be studied, but are still shown:
"Studies Show that Most of Your Facebook Friends are not Really Your Friends" -Oxford University
"Studies Show that Dark Websites are Most Commonly Used for Crime" - King's College
"Studies Show that Phone Calls Get More Accomplished than Text Messages" -Technical Education Institute
"Studies Show that a Healthy Diet Will Help You Live Longer" -National Center for Global Health and Medicine
All of these studies that are shown did not necessarily have to be studied, but the study centers wanted to show these showings and figured they best study them before showing them. These are all obvious showings, and the "Studies Show" at the beginning of each one really bolsters the fact that they are in fact studied showings.
All of them seem believable right? Well what if I told you that I made up one of the "studies show" and added it to the studied showings? Can you pick out which studied showing that is being shown was not actually studied?
If you chose "Studies Show that Phone Calls Get More Accomplished than Text Messages," then you were successfully able to pick out the "studies show" needle out of the "shown studies" haystack, though it is just as accurate as the others without any finances being wasted on studying. The Technical Education Institute, to my knowledge, is a fictional institution that I just made up. The fact that you read this article is a contribution to our study which we plan to show at a later date.
Therefore, the study that we just conducted shows that you cannot put your undying trust in "studies show" studies because the credibility of those shown studies might warrant some studying themselves. Always make sure to study "studies show" showings, because it might just show that studies that are being shown were both falsely studied and shown.
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