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These Guardian / Independent stories are dodgy. Traps in data journalism.
December 30th, 2011 by Ben Goldacre


Here’s an interesting problem with data analysis in general, and so, by extension, data journalism: you have to be careful about assuming that the numbers you’ve got access to… really do reflect the underlying phenomena you’re trying to investigate.
Today’s Guardian has a story, “Antidepressant use in England soars“. It’s much more overstated in the Independent. They identify that the number of individual prescriptions written for antidepressant drugs has risen, and then assumes this means that more people are depressed. But while that’s a tempting assumption, it’s not a safe one.
Thinking off the top of my head, it could be – for example – that doctors are writing more frequent prescriptions for the same number of patients, but with each prescription for smaller amounts (to reduce overdose risk, say). These potential alternative explanations are the sort of thing that comes up all the time in data analysis for medical research.

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Earth, Sea and Sky – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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Radiometric Dating - YouTube

From http://uccpbank.k12hsn.org/courses/APBioI/course%20files/multimedia/lesson26/1504pp_1.swf
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Inquiry in the Kitchen

Inquiry in the Kitchen
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The site for scaffolded on-line inquiry on food for Year 5 and 6 students

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RubiStar Home

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
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Rubistar (part of 4teachers.org) - rubrics. Need I say more!!

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Curriki

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Open Educational Resources - Free Learning Resources for the World
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Need to join but lots of resources 

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BBC - KS2 Bitesize Science - Human life cycles : Play

Science living things exercise - Human life cycles activity
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BBC has some great activities from Year 3 -6
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Common Misconceptions about Biomes and Ecosystems — Tundra: Life in the Polar Extremes — Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Common Misconceptions about Biomes and Ecosystems — Tundra: Life in the Polar Extremes — Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears | Science Sites | Scoop.it
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Some Common Alternative Conceptions (Misconceptions)

Some Common Alternative Conceptions (Misconceptions) | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Description of some common alternative conceptions (misconceptions) and ontological misconceptions in different subject areas, such as mathematics, physics and language.
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Identify the types of misconceptions students may have
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Veritasium - YouTube

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The science video blog from atoms to astrophysics! Contact:veritasium -(at)- gmail .(dot). com
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Thanks Nikki for this site.  As you say he is cute and he is talking science 

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Science on the SPOT: Watching the Tides

Science on the SPOT: Watching the Tides | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Ocean tides rise and fall twice a day, influenced by the gravitational forces of the sun and moon. QUEST explores how tides work and visits the oldest continually operating tidal gauge in the Western Hemisphere.
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Virtual Tour of a Drinking Water Plant | Virtual Tour of Water Treatment Plant | US EPA

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iNaturalist.org

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iNaturalist.org is a social network for naturalists! Record your observations of plants and animals,
share them with friends and researchers, and learn about the natural world.
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Home

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Misconceptions quiz

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How Does Radiocarbon Dating Work? - Instant Egghead #28 - YouTube

How do scientists determine the age of fossils that have been under the surface of the earth for thousands of years? Scientific American Editor Michael Moyer...
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Check Out These GLOWING Fish! | IFLScience

Check Out These GLOWING Fish! | IFLScience | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Many organisms have been genetically engineered to glow: cats, mice, pigs, monkeys, dogs, and even
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Hamilton Trust

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Resources for teachers and by teachers 

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Open Sankoré | The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software

Open Sankoré | The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software | Science Sites | Scoop.it
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Open Sankore - free IWB software that works on any IWB 

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Why People Believe in the Magical Powers of Super Foods

Why People Believe in the Magical Powers of Super Foods | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Like many things that are infuriating and depressing, POM Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company is also very funny. Currently under consideration by the Supreme Court, the case has a wonderfully absurd feel, starting with the name of the product in question, which itself remains a matter of debate. POM,...
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Misconceptions and Bad Science......buyer beware :)

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Animal Adaptations - Science NetLinks

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In this lesson, explore different types of animal features and behaviors that can help or hinder survival in a particular habitat.
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Amazing Space! Student Newsletter : Nightskyonline.info

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Sing About Science & Math » Homepage

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Songs that improve students knowledge of science and maths 

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Mekong Delta water and sanitation | Global Education

Mekong Delta water and sanitation | Global Education | Science Sites | Scoop.it
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NASA - Cleaning Water Activity

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This lesson challenges students to create and test a water filtering system.
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Queensland Museum - Wild Backyards

Queensland Museum - Wild Backyards | Science Sites | Scoop.it
The Wild Backyards Project Room on Education Queensland's Learning Place supports schools who wish to conduct biodiversity studies using the Backyard Explorer learning resource. Contact us if your school wishes to join this project.
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