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Hey #EconTwitter, do you use clustered standard errors? Do you worry about reliable inference? Our new guide explains when you should worry, when you shouldn't, and how to make better inferences. A joint 🧵 with @jgmQED and @MortenEcon. 1/
We are very excited that our new Journal of Econometrics overview paper: "Cluster-robust inference: A guide to empirical practice" is now #openaccess at:… 2/
Our guide connects theory and practice to show what works and when. The methods we recommend in most cases are available in the @Stata packages boottest and summclust. These are easy to use and (usually) not very computationally demanding. 3/
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A little thread on biodiversity #datasharing #openaccess #openscience. On sharing data on #rainforest birds and habitat that @gundupoo and I collected during 1997-99 in the Kalakad-Mundathurai Tiger Reserve #WesternGhats... a retrospective from a quarter century later 1/n In KMTR, March 1999; Photo by P JeganathanIn KMTR, Dec 2018; Photo by Kalyan Varma
Field biologists need not just collect or hoard biodiversity data for their own use. Sharing under a CC-BY or public domain (CC0) license enables better and wider use and adds value to science and scholarship, students and citizens. 2/n Illustration @dasaptaerwin @WikiCommons
For a start, our doctoral research data from KMTR, used in a couple of papers, is now @datadryad (CC0/Public Domain license). Bird and vegetation/habitat data from 21 transects in rainforests along an elevation gradient and from abandoned plantations. 3/n…
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Our paper, “How do archaeologists write about racism? Computational text analysis of 41 years of @SAAorg Annual Meeting Abstracts” is now #openaccess in @AntiquityJ… with @LiyingWang10 & @benmarwick. Our key findings 🧵 … An image of the first page of the PDF of our journal article
Inspired by #BLM & work by @aflewellen @ArchFieldNotes @AliciaOdewale @HendrattaAli @melissa_cronin, we examine how 1000s of archaeologists have written about #racism using computational text analysis with racism-related keywords: “race", "racial", "racism", and “racist”. 1/ Poster with the text "black lives matter" in black
Our computational methods come from the innovative work of @ted_underwood @mljockers @dmimno & only possible thx to the excellent #rstats pkgs by @kenbenoit @opencpu @juliasilge & @drob. Our data are 60,000+ openly available conference abstracts from @SAAorg. 2/ Image of the society of American Archaeology logo.
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Guten Morgen ☀️

heute soll es zunächst darum gehen, wie teils drastische Bestandseinbrüche bei #Insekten mit #Lichtverschmutzung zusammenhängen. Ein klein wenig werde ich auch auf andere Organismen eingehen.

Wenn ihr ihn noch nicht gesehen habt hier ist mein langer 🧵zum #Insektensterben

TL;DR: es ist komplex, nicht alle Studien finden Rückgänge. Angesichts unserer riesigen Wissenslücken zum Thema #Insekten sollte uns das aber auf keinen Fall beruhigen

Im Allgemeinen werden die gemessenen starken Rückgänge bei der (Flug)insekten-Biomasse & den Individuenzahlen hier bei uns in DE vor allem mit 2 Faktoren in Zusammenhang gebracht: Landnutzungsänderung (zB wenn aus 🌳🌲 & 🌿🌼 🏬🏢🏡werden) & Intensiverung der Landwirtschaft

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🌟New paper #openaccess. I map two-dimensional normalisation strategies of anti-establishment parties 2010-2019 and show how this rhetoric played into their broader electoral appeal @JournalPolitics @GSI_Muenchen @ExtremandDem @PopulismTeam… 1/🧵
I argue and show that anti-establishment parties (AEPs) can actively navigate an image of both distinctiveness and ‘normality’ behind their substantive positions, and profit from their rhetorical strategies in terms of increased electoral performance, ceteris paribus 2/
I map rhetorical normalisation on 2 dimensions: mainstreaming and streamlining. Mainstreaming is used to enact broader AEP legitimacy as a ‘corrective’ to the practice of mainstream principles. AEPs use streamlining to enact broader credibility as respectable ‘counter elites’ 3/
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2/ #AlphaFold can predict the folded protein shape, but not the complicated folding process itself. Often cells use protein complexes called chaperonins to help other proteins to fold. Here we purified a chaperonin called TRiC from cultured human cells.
3/ Purification was possible only by using #CRISPR genetic scissors. We introduced a purification handle in one of the 8 TRiC subunits. This allowed purification of the endogenous chaperonin as opposed to an engineered version of it. Quite a TRiCK! #samplerevolution
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🚨New publication🚨

Practical recommendations to communicate with patients about health-related conspiracy theories
with @Karen_Douglas & @DrDanielJolley
in @theMJA

#openaccess here:…

A short 🧵 thread on our Perspective piece
Health-related conspiracy theories take many different
forms, but typically suggest that information is
deliberately concealed from the public by individuals
or powerful groups within the government or health
industry. These beliefs are widespread and potentially harmful.
e.g., “pharmaceutical companies are hiding evidence that vaccinations can cause serious illnesses and disabilities in children,” and “the number of COVID-19
deaths have been exaggerated by the media and governments to scare the population”
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New research from @DrAimeeGrant @sara_wyn_jones @KatWilliams123 @AutisticUK @DrSchniff @Prof_AmyBrown, who reviewed Autistic people's experiences of infant feeding (breast- and formula- feeding) including healthcare support

🧵by @DrAimeeGrant… (1/11)
#Breastfeeding is encouraged because of known health benefits, but it is not easy and many parents experience challenges.

Due to differences in how Autistic people experience pain and bodily sensations, we thought that they may find breastfeeding harder. (2/11)
It's worth mentioning here that the research team was led by an Autistic woman, with two Autistic women who had experience of infant feeding themselves also part of the team. It was funded by the Research Wales Innovation Fund, part of @SwanseaUni (3/11)
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Following @ASN_Org 2021 @GwendolynSasse & I coordinated 2 special issues related 2 the #Belarus 2020 mass protests. The 1st issue was published in February & is available #OpenAccess 2 read from #postsovietaffairs & just in time 4 #BASEES2022 #ASN2022 here’s what’s inside 🧵1/n Image
“This symposium employs established social science theory to frame and place into comparative perspective the case of Belarusian mass mobilization that began in August 2020.” @GwendolynSasse @oonuch… 2/n Image
“Do geopolitical orientations distinguish anti-Lukashenka protesters from non-protesters in Belarus?” We find robust evidence of polarization along geopolitical lines.” @GwendolynSasse @oonuch @MOBILISEproject… 3/n ImageImageImage
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Out #openaccess!

With @apsmolenska we provide a birds-eye view of a bewildering world of EU climate finance policy. We argue for a radical overhaul, to make the prudential regulation of risk much more political. A 🧵 /1

@JFinReg Paper available here:…
As the @ECB recently acknowledged “few institutions have put in place Climate and Environmental risk practices with a discernible impact on their strategy and risk profile.” Banks are sleeping, greenwashing is rampant. /2
Today, bank lending mostly pursues short term profits.

In the neoliberal era, the Basel/EU framework acquired a narrow microprudential focus: preventing excessive risk-taking. The framework pursues this outcome by quantifying risk and setting bank capital as risk buffers. /2
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Ich freue mich, dass endlich der lange angekündigte Artikel von @OppermannIB und mir zu Narrativen digitaler Souveränität in Deutschland erschienen ist. Hier ein englischer Thread, der die wichtigsten Ergebnisse zusammenfasst.
Der Artikel ist #openaccess. Ich schicke ihn auf Anfrage auch gerne per Email raus.…
Es gäbe noch mehr dazu zu sagen und zu diskutieren, aber wir mussten das teils heftig zusammenfassen, damit der Text nicht zu lang wird. Wer Interesse an Gesprächen oder einem Vortrag zu dem Thema hat, kann sich gerne an uns wenden.
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If you're into digital politics, you've probably heard of "digital sovereignty". But what is that? @OppermannIB and I have a new article on how the term is used in Germany.
Short version: it's a bit of a mess.
Long version: a 🧵.
#openaccess link:…
Of course, the term did not originate in Germany but the German gov't has championed the term in EU discussions, where digital sovereignty has also become a popular idea. That's why we wanted to see what the fuss was about.
We analyzed 63 texts representing elite discourses on digital sovereignty (~60% government sources, the others from think tanks, industry and other stakeholders). Our focus was on identifying narratives, i.e. the setting, actors and plot that tell stories of digital sovereignty.
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3. How to talk about science - science communication #scicomm #WissKomm
I love to talk about my research. Giants were always a good topic at a party for non-science people to talk about bc everyone has something to say about giants.
The key to make peope care about your topics is to find some common ground and go from there. Like "My dad used to read me this story about this giant eating all these children" might be slightly disturbing, but you hace sth to work with at least. :D
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„Digitales Publizieren und die Qualitätsfrage“

🧵 zum Stand der Dinge, nach dem Workshop des @Projekt_AuROA (…). Zugleich eine Zusammenfassung für jene, die im Sinne guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis veröffentlichen wollen:

#auroa22 #GeiWiPublizieren
Klar scheint:
1) #DigitalesPublizieren hält viele Potenziale für bessere Wissenschaft bereit.
2) #BigTech hat absurde Angebote & Abhängigkeiten implementiert, die Wissenschaft nicht verbessern. (Seit 2016 schlimmer geworden, vgl. .)

#auroa22 #Siggenthesen
3) Es ist dringend an der Zeit, wieder zu dem zu kommen, was Wissenschaft eigentlich benötigt.
4) Von Verlagen unabhängige scholar-led Magazine sind eine Alternative.
5) Eine andere ist die engere Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaft & kleineren/mittleren Verlagen.

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Finally out! On the European Central Bank, technocracy, and one of the most painful chapters in European integration: the #ECB’s treatment of sovereign debt (going from 1988 till 2020)

A quick summary 👇 /1
In 2005, the ECB’s treatment of sovereign debt became market-based. From then on, any government whose debt lost the approval of Moodys, S&P and @FitchRatings would no longer be accepted by the ECB /2
These strict rules placed the ECB right at the heart of the 2010-12 sovereign debt panic.

Using interviews and new archival sources I ask: Why didn’t the ECB do more to stabilize markets? And why was one mid-March video call enough to stop the 2020 panic? /3
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Danielle Lorenz, PhD candidate at @UAlbertaEd. I will be outlining how I, as an Associate Editor of @TheCJDS (an #OpenAccess critical disability studies journal) used a single bracket elimination tournament to casually educate folks on bad disability representation. #MWSOTL 1/11
As @HGulka et al. wrote in their recently published article (…), if disabled ppl are included in film/tv, they’re “portrayed in negative, stereotypical, and unauthentic ways,” usually by non-disabled actors (see also Barnes, 1992). 2/11 #MWSOTL
Knowing this, I created The Worst Representations of Disability Tournament (“The Worsties”; #TourneyCJDS) as a form of crip narrative resistance to normative, problematic disability tropes in literature, film, and TV. 3/11 #MWSOTL
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New publication klaxon 🚨🚨🚨𝗔 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗺, published today in @PandRJournal @CUP_PoliSci #OpenAccess. Say what? This is about a new (and hopefully useful) survey instrument 1/8…
What's the deal? Secularisation is 𝗔 𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 in the West. Churches lose privileges/influence, people stop attending/believing, with massive political consequences (Euthanasia! Stem Cell Research! Same-Sex marriage!!). 2/8
There is a zillion of measures for religiosity, but there was no scale for politically secular attitudes - until 𝙉𝙊𝙒. And they are 𝙉𝙊𝙏 two sides of the same coin 3/8 Image
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Pleased to share a new article - a deep dive on the North Koreans use of diplomats and embassy in East Berlin to illegally procure 86 US manufactured Hughes helicopters in the late 1980s 1/5…
These aircraft -publicly revealed in a 2013 parade- appear still in service in DPRK & were a source of concern in the 1980s as ROK and US forces used the same model around the DMZ. The US and ROK worried these “look-a-likes” could be used to disrupt the 1988 Seoul Olympics 2/5 Image
The allied commands in Berlin struggled to counter the network supplying these aircraft and spare parts- with the North Koreans using diplomatic immunity to run a procurement front company in West Berlin. Essentially a technological tunnel to the heart of the West. 3/5 Image
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Information on the public’s health should be available to the public. I’m proud to announce @nycHealthy’s new Ensuring Transparency in Health Through Open Scholarship (ETHOS) policy, which ensures our published articles are available without a paywall.
Making research and data accessible is a top priority for @nycHealthy. We strive to make info about the public’s health – your health – available in many ways.
Our commitment to providing best-available COVID-19 data in useful ways throughout the pandemic is another example. #OpenDataWeek
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🎉New Tract-Level Housing Data!!🎉

With colleagues @srh1010, @tayhafley, and @thehauer, I am pleased to introduce the Historical Housing Unit and Urbanization Database v2010, or *HHUUD10*, out now at @ScientificData!…
Many people have been asking, "What is HHUUD10?", "What kind of data does HHUUD10 include?", "How was HHUUD10 created?", and "What about HHUUD20"?

I answer these questions and hopefully some more in this thread.
What is HHUUD10? What data does HHUUD10 include?

"HHUUD10" stands for the Historical Housing Unit and Urbanization Database v2010. It is a dataset that contains housing unit count estimates for every 2010 census tract in the Continental US from 1940 up to the 2015-2019 ACS
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Es braucht eine offene und ergebnisoffene Debatte zur immerwährenden Neutralität 🇦🇹 - keine Beschwörungen, Allgemeinplätze oder Schnellschüsse!
Ein etwas längerer 🧵 dazu.
Beginnen wir zunächst mit dem Gegenstand - der immerwährenden Neutralität. "Neutralität" bezeichnet die Unparteilichkeit eines Staates in einer Situation der gewaltsamen Auseinandersetzung zwischen anderen Staaten.
Neutral sein bedeutet also, keine Partei in einem gewaltsamen Konflikt zu unterstützen, sei es direkt (Teilnahme an Kampfhandlungen) oder indirekt durch Hilfsleistungen (z.B. Truppenstationierungen oder Waffenlieferungen).
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New #OpenAccess paper out today in @Nature! We present new #AncientDNA data on ancient African foragers (people who hunted, gathered, & fished), including what are now the oldest #aDNA sequences from sub-Saharan Africa! 1/21 🧵…
For an easily digestible summary of what we were looking for & what we found, check out our archaeologically-focused companion piece in @TheConversationUS by me, @archaeochica & @prendydigs… 2/21
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I want to add one more thing here. @BrunaLab is right in the narrow sense that APCs are problematic, but they are not the problem. The problem is publisher greed, and fecklessness from scientific leaders and senior scientists who are complicit in a deeply broken system.
It is important to remember that APCs arose in response to one of the most fundamental inequalities in science - the erection by greedy journal publishers of paywalls that limit access to the scientific literature to people at wealthy academic institutions in wealthy countries.
In the early days of the #openaccess movement, we tried to convince @NIH and other funders to directly subsidize publishing, pointing out that they were already funding publishing, they were just doing it in an inefficient way that wasn't good for science.
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Updating my obesity lecture notes with the most recent data from England's National Child Measurement Programme. The data are so shockingly upsetting I have to share. 1/8

First off is the clear covid effect, both in reception (ages 4-5 for non-UK tweeps)... Image
...and in Year 6 (11-12 years old)

FYI on definitions, for better or worse, these based on BMI centile above/below reference population; here the British 1990 growth reference (UK90)

BMI centile >=85 and <95: Overweight
BMI centile >=95: Obese
BMI centile >=99.6 Severely obese Image
What is most upsetting though is the dramatic increase in the deprivation gap. Looking at Reception data, can see gap was already widening from 4.5% in 2006/7 to 6.3% in 2019/20....

But look at jump to 10.7% gap in 2020/21😭 Image
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