This is mainly directed to the research scientists out there, but any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
I’m going into my third year of grad school in mathematics (specializing in applied statistics) and I need to write my masters report. I finally thought of something that would actually be interesting and not just a 35 page book report. I figured I’d bring in some exercise physiology, nutrition, and pharmacology.
I wanted to take some studies with somewhat dubious conclusions and reanalyse the data from a statistician’s perspective. I’d try to see if any significant results might not actually be so significant or vice-versa. I figured the fine folks at T-mag and on the forum would probably be able to point me in the right direction.
Ideally, I'd like pairs of studies with seemingly contradictory results and larger data sets which might see some benefit from transformations, but i can do stuff with single studies and small samples as well. With as many years and dollars as I've paid toward the "Weider Tax" (i think Brock coined that one) I wouldn't mind seeing how they justified some of the crap they put out. Some amount of science, however misguided, had to lead to the myths we all heard and read for so many years. eg. high rep ab training, low-fat diets, steroids were created by satan, etc.
anyway, i’ve droned on long enough, thanks in advance for any assistance. i just need titles, authors, journal names, that sort of stuff. i have a gigantic university library system at my disposal.