That depends if it is outdated based on social factors or outdated based on scientific factors and what the issue at hand would be as to whether or not it is a valid criticism.
(Original post by RandZul'Zorander)
Outdatedness is a valid criticism. If a study is outdated, especially on a social issue, then who's to say it is reliable and will produce the same results if retested? There are plenty of recent studies that show the opposite so what reason is there to believe the older study that has been discredited by a modern study or rather that hasn't had a reliable retest?
Sorry if you were/are referring to something particularly specific here but after some looking I still can't see a precise issue.
And also, are we talking about medical science or psychiatric/psychological ?
Last edited by ufo2012; 19-07-2012 at 02:00.