Thanks to NJLeftBehind for blogging and Tweeting SPCNJ’s response to Jersey Jazzman’s flawed defense of his flawed research. As usual, NJLeftBehind adds its own take and helpfully includes @stateaidguy in the thread.
To reiterate: Jersey Jazzman’s two research reports for New Jersey Policy Perspective are deeply flawed. Despite Jazzman’s Ph.D., he seems not to understand what sound research is. He cherry-picks data, makes invalid assumptions, and puts forward unproven assertions. His conclusions are unsupported by his “research” and are invalid. Jazzman’s work is decidedly not evidence-based.
And yet “evidence-based” is exactly the standard that NJPP claims to adhere to for its research. So a straightforward question for NJPP and its president, Brandon McKoy: do you stand by Jersey Jazzman’s two reports for NJPP? Do they meet NJPP’s standard for “evidence-based” research?