DisMod-MR Book Talk

I gave a talk on the DisMod book and it is online: http://www.healthdata.org/events/seminar/dismod-mr-gbd-study-integrative-systems-modeling-approach-meta-regression-descriptive

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To read in JAMA:

Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among US Youth Aged 12-17 Years, 2013-2014

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2464690

and here is the survey instrument: [oops, didn’t get the link…]

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Fake git manual that could be real

http://git-man-page-generator.lokaltog.net/

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Reddit asks about IBM Watson

Is IBM Watson just (mostly) marketing? (self.MachineLearning)

https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/3qmfbz/is_ibm_watson_just_mostly_marketing/

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NIH, ScienceMag, and BoD

This article in ScienceMag caught my attention and then got forwarded to everyone: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/funding/2015/12/nih-drops-special-10-set-aside-aids-research

It looks like GBD stuff, but they never said IHME or GBD. But digging deeper… it is! http://report.nih.gov/info_disease_burden.aspx

Now we can say it is definitely our data even though the Science article doesn’t mention us.

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Replicability and reproducibility

Lots of material on Reproducible Research in my backlog… I’m going to get it out there for you (or at least for future-me).

—–Original Message—–
From: Reproducible On Behalf Of Ben Marwick
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2015 9:53 PM
Subject: [Reproducible] Language Log: Replicability vs. reproducibility — or is it the other way around?

A popular academic blog on linguistics just put up a post with a nice discussion of definitions of reproducibility in science:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=21956

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Ben Marwick on ‘The Conversation’: How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

—–Original Message—–
From: Reproducible On Behalf Of Ben Marwick
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 5:58 AM
Subject: [Reproducible] My article on ‘The Conversation’: How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

I wrote a short essay on reproducible research and how researchers use computers for a popular media outlet (citing UW eScience):

https://theconversation.com/how-computers-broke-science-and-what-we-can-do-to-fix-it-49938

Please leave a comment at the bottom to help demonstrate to other readers that there really is a movement toward this way of working, and I’m not making it up!

Ben

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