[Question] Popular papers to be scrutinized?

Inspired by Alexey Guzey’s criticism of Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep, as well as the SSC criticisms of The Seven Principles of Marriage I was wondering if anyone had some good ideas for papers/​ books that should be looked at more closely.

They should be popular/​influential pieces of science, but either of questionable statistical rigor, or should be much more closely analyzed. My first thought is to go through the most cited papers in ‘softer’ fields (e.g. social psychology, nutrition), though I’m also curious about the literature that is not necessarily cited a lot, but often talked about by the public. Anyone have ideas?

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