These are the articles that I always find discouraging

noetsi

Fortran must die
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It suggests key views of academics are incorrect (and of course others will disagree with this author). As someone who is not a researcher, and will never know who is right it raises the question about the validity of doing statistics when you are not a very high end analyst/researcher. Or makes me wonder how many other thousands of studies like this exist which I will never find....

Which is distressing since I do it and other rely on my analysis.

http://faculty.missouri.edu/huangf/data/pubdata/SPQ_Myths/05 Multilevel myths_complete.pdf