Living in the world of science for some time has raised my awareness of what it means to live in the scientific method. Patterns emerge that I cannot easily ignore. In recent years, I have found myself captivated by the quantity (and quality) of scientific communications emerging from within YouTube.Read More
For those who have not yet seen the article, the latest Science magazine includes an article about free to use random number generators. If you are data geek enough to understand the significance of an unpredictable, autonomous, and consistent randomness beacon - then please read on!Read More
I was recently inspired by a website called The Sciku Project, which touts the "latest scientific discoveries in haiku form". I have always been fascinated by Haiku - the logical (but also illogical) structure imposed on language in the form of poetry. The structure - 17 syllables in three groups of 5 - 7 - 5 syllables each.
Figured I would give it a try...Read More
Writing a blog is easy. You write. You publish. That's it, right?! Well, not so much - and those who have done it (or at least attempted it) know well the kind of psychological games one must play to keep things flowing...Read More
Bear with me -- but I have an idea. I may have stumbled upon the solution to a troubling trend in our science. Response rates are dropping. We used to say that it was critical to get high response rates in our studies. We spoke of our fight against our nemesis of "Non-Response Error"!
But then as it became clear that we were losing that fight...Read More