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    Large quantities of data = High quality of science. My new Nature Human Behaviour paper published today with @ShuhBillSkee shows that this could not be further from the truth. nature.com/articles/s4156… (1/10)

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    … Potatoes? Where did that come from, I hear you say: wired.com/story/screens-… (1/8)

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    In our most recent paper in Nature Human Behaviour @ShuhBillSkee and I did some fancy stats - you can read more about that here: twitter.com/OrbenAmy/statu… (2/8)

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    On average, we found that there was a statistically significant negative association between digital tech use and adolescent well-being! Bring out those press headlines (3/8)

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    But wait, you said they were "statistically" significant? Does that mean it is significant for real life? (4/8)

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    Short answer: no. Because the effects found are TINY, explaining at most 0.4% of the covariance. That means I could only predict 0.4% of your teenagers well-being if you told me how much tech they use. (5/8)

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    To put into perspective how small these effects are, we ran our analyses on other variables (like wearing glasses, eating potatoes or riding a bicycle) (6/8)

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    We found that wearing glasses has a more negative association with adolescent well-being than digital technology use does. Therefore *drumroll* we need to think of the SIZES of effects before causing massive public scares! @d_spiegel has been saying this for years. (7/8)

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    Anyways, you can read more about us writing the paper here: go.nature.com/2RDy1ci (8/8)

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