Add any claim ideas here. Edit/Remove any if you complete them. Any partial progress can be updated on this page as well.
- 1 Antibiotics resistance
- 2 Half of kids with mental health disorders in US don’t get treatment
- 3 Alaska Dividend
- 4 Climate Change Stub with Suggested Sources
- 5 New claims from FiveThirtyEight article
- 6 New claims from Wikipedia - Campaign Finance
- 7 New claims from Wikipedia - Income inequality in the United_States
- 8 MSG
- 9 Gender Pay Gap
- 10 Office Plans
- 11 Redlinks at Climate Change Portal
Antibiotics resistance[edit source]
Add info about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MCR-1 to Feeding low doses of antibiotics to livestock breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can infect people. This was mentioned recently on 60 minutes:
Half of kids with mental health disorders in US don’t get treatment[edit source]
An article by Journalist's Resource claims that Half of kids with mental health disorders in the U.S. don’t get treatment. A quick todo is to create this claim page and cite the article by Journalist's Resource.
Alaska Dividend[edit source]
I recently heard someone make the following claims:
- The Alaska dividend created thousands of jobs
- The Alaska dividend improved children's health
- The Alaska dividend decreased income inequality
What does the evidence say about these claims? The Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Permanent_Fund#Impact still has little info, so this is a double opportunity: whatever you add here to Wikiclaim you could also add to Wikipedia!
From quick Googling I found some sources that may be useful. Of course this is not a complete list:
One quick todo is to read one of these sources and add any relevant quotes to this section of the Quick Todos page. These may be quotes that are relevant to the suggested claims, or they may be totally new claims related to the Alaska Permanent Fund.
Another quick todo is to create pages for these claims. This will be quicker to do if research has already been done on the suggested sources (or other sources).
Climate Change Stub with Suggested Sources[edit source]
Suggested sources are given in the talk section. One quick todo is to read through one of those sources, find relevant quotes, and then add that source with the quotes to the claim page.
New claims from FiveThirtyEight article[edit source]
Start pages from the redlinks at The_candidate_who_spends_the_most_money_in_a_U.S._Congressional_general_election_usually_wins, using https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/money-and-elections-a-complicated-love-story/ as a source:
- Money is not the deciding factor in who wins a general election
- "But decades of research suggest that money probably isn’t the deciding factor in who wins a general election, and especially not for incumbents. Most of the research on this was done in the last century, Bonica told me, and it generally found that spending didn’t affect wins for incumbents and that the impact for challengers was unclear."
- Early fundraising strongly predicts who wins primary races
- Some other claims from the article
- "Advertising — even negative advertising — isn’t very effective"
- "as it becomes normal for campaigns to spend higher and higher amounts, fewer people run and more of those who do are independently wealthy"
New claims from Wikipedia - Campaign Finance[edit source]
Add claims from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance_in_the_United_States#Impact_of_finance_on_the_results . Some examples:
- politicians made themselves more available for meetings with individuals when they believed that the individuals had donated to their campaign.
- A 2011 study found that "even after controlling for past contracts and other factors, companies that contributed more money to federal candidates subsequently received more contracts."
- For example, start the page Companies that contribute more money to U.S. federal candidates subsequently receive more contracts and use Witko, C as a source
New claims from Wikipedia - Income inequality in the United_States[edit source]
Add claims from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_inequality_in_the_United_States
- See redlinks at Income inequality is high in the United States
- The Wikipedia article has sources for those claims in the lead section
See also the redlink at: Americans underestimate wealth inequality in the United States.
Make claims for MSG. See:
- Taking extra vitamin C does not help against the common cold
Gender Pay Gap[edit source]
See suggestions at: Category talk:Gender pay gap
Office Plans[edit source]
One study shows that Open-plan offices reduce face-to-face interactions. In an article covering that study, it was claimed that "it's well-established that most workers don't like them". So one idea is to investigate the claim, Workers don't like open-plan offices.
Doing a Google search shows a lot of low quality clickbait type articles with obscene amounts of advertising and poor use of studies to back their claims. Another option is to do a Google Scholar search. Some example articles I found in a Google Scholar search:
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_plan#Evaluation. You may find some references there. You might also be able to add some info to the Wikipedia article after doing some research!
Create pages for the redlinks at Portal:Global_climate_change.