Can we predict county-level death by suicide from Twitter data? We tried. Our surprising results added weight to results of our re-analyses of Twitter data attempting to predict death from heart disease. Analyzing Twitter data in bulk does not add to our understanding geographical variations in health outcomes.
What motivates someone to publish that paper without checking it? Laziness? Naivety? Greed? Now that’s one to ponder. – Neuroskeptic, Science needs vigilantes. We need to Make the world safe for post-publication peer review (PPR) commentary. Ensure appropriate rewards for those who do it. Take action against those who try to make life unpleasant for … Continue reading "Sordid tale of a study of cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia gone bad"
I’m not a good role model for junior academics whom I encourage to get involved with Twitter. I have been experimenting turning exchanges on Twitter or my Facebook wall into blog posts, which I increasingly turn into articles. When my articles are newly published, I promote them with the full range of social media. All … Continue reading "Advice to Junior Academics on How to Get Involved With Twitter"