Research Wonder: Group Science or Puffs of Insanity?

Rarely a day passes without me saying (or hearing someone else say), "I wonder how this may impact data quality," or, "I wonder why we keep doing it this way," or my favorite, "I wonder if anyone else has wondered this too!"

I have seen the power of the scientific method.  I have seen that ideas can grow and expand, and how they usually twist and turn.  I know that science is not linear.

So it is time for me to spin off my little wonderments to the world -- like the little dirt devils that they are -- to either dissipate and vanish or grow as they may.  I will post these Research Wonders here.  And the filter is OFF -- no topic is off the table.  Of course, most of my Research Wonders are related to surveys, but not all.  

If you have an answer to one of these wonderments, please post a comment!  Unlike the rest of the Launch Pad, comments will be turned on.  And if you have wondered the same, let me know by clicking on the "Like" heart below! If I come across an answer to a Research Wonder of my own, I will also share it here.

If you have extensive knowledge of a Research Wonder, or you would like to do an experiment, and you are interested in writing a Launch Pad post about it, let me know in the comments.  Guest posters are welcome!

That's all for now... I wonder what my first Research Wonder will be...