- A good story in the Herald about a survey of health risk behaviour in NZ high-school students. Things are improving, as the story says. There’s even a link to the real research. Pity about the headline.
- Short free-access piece in the Listener on estimating and understanding risks of death. There’s a longer cover story in the paid-access or squashed-tree versions, also by Mark Broatch.
- The NZ Science Media Centre has a new edition of its Desktop Guide for Science Reporters. It’s also valuable for people reading science stories — especially those by journalists who haven’t read the guide.
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »