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G-A-Ps in GPAs (Prateik Dalmia)

I am curious about the link between students’ Facebook usage and GPA. I could only find one study on the subject. Aryn Karpinski, a doctoral student in the education department at Ohio State University, conducted a survey of 219 undergraduate and graduate students. Her study is rather limited and methodologically flawed (she only surveys students at Ohio State … Continue reading

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Apples & Syringes (Prateik Dalmia)

Hotshot blogger Mathew Yglesias makes an interesting observation in this post. Over the last few years, he points out, Apple computers have rapidly improved in quality and decreased in price. However, health care premiums have risen “and it doesn’t seem like we’re getting more useful services in exchange.” Yglesias’ observation begs the question: what is different … Continue reading