The post was to the NY times article called Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction, and can be found here: http://nyti.ms/9eacWa I was reading through it and came across the reference to an article from 2007 in the journal Pediatrics. (the abstract can be found here: http://nyti.ms/9eacWa ) and so I went and looked up the article. Very disappointing. I know that there are a lot of restrictions on how many subjects (because of money) can take part in a study, but 11 then cut down to ten?
And then to continue on an declare an actual effect because of it…. very very sad. Now had they hedged the bet a little it would be marginally ok, but the correlation does not necessarily indicate causation applies. It looks like there may be a place for a path analysis here in which you could determine causation, but you can’t do that with 10 people. *sigh*
The worst part is that I would have totally bought this a couple of years ago. 🙁