Are adolescents’ technology use really related to depression, suicide and ADHD, or might it be no worse for kids than eating potatoes? In episode 47, Amy Orben from the University of Oxford discusses her explorations into how researchers’ biases can influence their analysis of large datasets. Her article “The association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use,” was co-authored with Andy Przybylski and published on January 14, 2019 in the journal Nature: Human Behaviour.
Websites and other resources
- Amy’s website and Twitter account
- Amy’s article webpage (pdf, code, editorial, supplements, etc.)
- Amy’s ‘Behind the Paper‘ blog post
- Amy’s ReproducibiliTea Podcast
- ReproducibiliTea’s OSF Page
- “Social Media and Suicide: A Critical Appraisal” (Amy’s Medium article)
- “Teen screen time is actually not as harmful as some studies say, challenges a new study” (radio broadcast featuring Andy Przybylski and Jean Twenge)
- “Screen time may be no worse for kids than eating potatoes” (Forbes article)
- “Specification Curve: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics on All Reasonable Specifications” (Simonsohn, Simmons & Nelson article; PDF)
- Oxford Internet Institute
- Borges’ “Garden of Forking Paths“
- Andrew Gelman’s blog
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