To provide a single resource for accessing popular and interesting studies, with a critical analysis and sources where applicable. This single resource should be free to the public, and allow linking to various articles to maintain quality information, while being funded through very limited advertising and donations.


Public Studies was started in 2005 as a collective document detailing various sources for college level papers and personal use. The single resource was adapted as a public web page in 2007, and has grown to a site with public review by candidates who demonstrate critical thinking patterns or who have degrees in a specific field.

Validation Process

Studies are validated by the following basic steps:

  1. Evaluating the publishing source. Are they credible?
  2. Evaluating the conducting source. Did they follow procedure? Poor methods?
  3. Critically analyzing the results. Are they logical?
  4. Subjecting the study to public scrutiny by approved PS members.