Research is about informing decisions.
“The Research” – the data doesn’t speak for itself. Someone should interpret it.
The Science of Certainty vs. The Science of Wonder
Scientism vs. Science
Different kinds of research are very different from each other, there is a broad spectrum.
Hard sciences have laws that predict things with a large degree of certainty.
Social Sciences have experiments.
At the other end of the spectrum, we have “looking at stuff”. In design, we don’t do a lot of real scientific studies.
He’s not against research, but he’s against using it as a weapon or as a dictatorship based on “the research”.