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Bad Science

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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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Susan Xerri's curator insight, June 16, 2016 3:56 AM
Ben Goldacre what a brilliant scientist with loads of "bad" science...

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Wright's Law: A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons | The New York Times

Jeffrey Wright uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life
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Forget What You Learned in High School - This New Carbon Molecule Has 6 Bonds

Forget What You Learned in High School - This New Carbon Molecule Has 6 Bonds | Science Sites | Scoop.it
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Astronomy Education Resources : Nightskyonline.info

Resources from Primary to Secondary on Space 
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Home

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3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more
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I love ABC Splash what a brilliant resource!
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Science and the creative arts | STEM

RT @STEMLearningUK: Develop creative approaches to primary curriculum planning and delivery in schools https://t.co/eVAO8o1v7w
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Science Workshop Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
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Homepage

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National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia, an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science.
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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas Page 8 | Education.com

Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas Page 8 | Education.com | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Search or browse hundreds of free middle school science fair project ideas that are fun, exciting, and appropriately rigorous for middle school students.(Page 8)
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Inquiring About the World

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This interactive photograph was created in a program called Thinglink . It allows you to add text, links and videos to your image. 
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ScienceLynx - SEAR science resource

ScienceLynx News. Latest news for secondary science teachers. Competitions, in-service activities, new websites, teacher comments and suggestions
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Resources - Science of Learning Research Centre

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PEN PRINCIPLES No 1 Written text and spoken word don’t mix fact sheet No 1 Written text and spoken work don’t mix video No 1 Written text and spoken work don’t mix podcast No 2 Visual Images and Spoken Word Mix Well fact sheet No 2 Visual Images and Spoken Word Mix Well video No 2 Visual Images and Spoken Word Mix Well podcast No 3 Spatial Predictability Guides Attention fact sheet No 3 Spatial Predictability Guides Attention video No 3 Spatial Predictability Guides Attention podcast No 4 Spacing-Out Practice Enhances Memory fact sheet No 4 Spacing-Out Practice Enhances Memory video No 4 Spacing-Out Practice Enhances Memory podcast No 5 Leverage Context according to Outcome fact sheet No 5 Leverage Context according to Outcome video No 5 Leverage Context according to Outcome podcast No 6 Multitasking Impairs Memory & Learning fact sheet No 6 Multitasking Impairs Memory & Learning video No 6 Multitasking Impairs Memory & Learning podcast No 7 Mix-Up Practice Tasks to Boost Performance fact sheet No 7 Mix-Up Practice Tasks to Boost Performance video No 7 Mix-Up Practice Tasks to Boost Performance podcast   PRESENTATIONS How the brain uses feedback – evidence-based practice for assisting learning 

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Science Weeks Drones and Robots 

Here is some interesting information about drones, droids and robots 
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We are the Universe - Neil deGrasse Tyson

At this talk at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, taken in 2009, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks his mind out about progress, scientific literacy and the c...
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Seaweek resources

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Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. The Hub has numerous marine resources to use during Seaweek or any time of the year.
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British Science Week: Primary Activity Packs | STEM

British Science Week: Primary Activity Packs | STEM | Science Sites | Scoop.it
RT @STEMLearningUK: Use these hands-on activities to engage primary students in British Science Week https://t.co/sqhzNQceNu
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A level results 2015: Trends & Stats from the National Data | Schools Week

A level results 2015: Trends & Stats from the National Data | Schools Week | Science Sites | Scoop.it
A level results are out and here's a round up of the main stats and figures: Overall Performance The number of A* and As has decreased but only by a tiny
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Australian science and innovation in six charts

Australian science and innovation in six charts | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Australians take pride in being a competitive nation. We relish our world-leading position in many fields of endeavour, but we are far from the podium in one important area.
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Core Mathematics Support Programme - National STEM Centre

Core Mathematics Support Programme - National STEM Centre | Science Sites | Scoop.it
This collection contains resources produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths. The collection consists of five sub collections covering:

• Numbers and measures
• Financial maths
• Algebra and graphs
• Statistics
• Probability
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How to get primary school children into science? Enthuse their teachers - The Conversation UK

How to get primary school children into science? Enthuse their teachers - The Conversation UK | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Training teachers to make science lessons more practical, creative and challenging benefits their students.
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