Tagged: survey

What do Kiwis die of? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 18, 2013

I have never really understood why some people are desperate for immortality. Like those crazy millionaires who have their heads frozen in liquid nitrogen. I am not afraid of dying, but I would like to die painlessly and without much fuss, and preferably with all my faculties intact*. But what am I likely to die of? We looked at … Read More

Survey – communicating earthquake-related science - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 26, 2012

Join a survey aiming to improve the science communication of natural disasters. What do you believe is important when the science of earthquakes and ways of minimising earthquake-related disasters are being communicated? The survey is looking for adults of all ages and walks of life, from NZ or overseas so head on over and take part. Full details … Read More

Bioinformatics survey results - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 07, 2012

Eagle Genomics have presented the results of an annual bioinformatics survey. These types of surveys are invariably limited by understanding precisely who they represent, e.g. do they represent the whole of the target group well, or favour some sector of it. The results of the first question offer some hints of this. (Ideally we’d see … Read More

Bioinformatics survey - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 08, 2012

Bioinformatics readers might like to take Michael Barton’s survey of bioinformatics. Most of the questions are multiple choice so it shouldn’t take too long. It will be interesting to see the results. He has reported that the survey has had over 100 responses two hours ago at the time of my writing this. Twitter … Read More

Should Science Suppress Unorthodox Science? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 11, 2011

I’ve just been reading the 2008 Survey of New Zealand scientists and technologists which is fascinating reading. One of the statements participants were asked to comment on was “It is in the public interest to discourage the dissemination of the views of scientists who do not agree with reigning orthodoxies in scientific issues.” So how do you think scientists//technologists … Read More

Reasons to Become a Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 11, 2011

I’ve just been reading the results of a 2008 survey of New Zealand scientists and technologists which was published in the New Zealand Science Review last year. The survey attempted to question a 1046 person sample from a survey population of 5966 scientists and technologists in New Zealand. It is a fascinating survey which attempts to explore the attitudes … Read More

Life sciences want bioinformatics, but not so much e-infrastructure? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 21, 2011

During the Queenstown Molecular Biology satellite meeting on bioinformatics, Jeremy Barker, CEO of Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), presented the results of a survey of wishes of 165 respondents (to be found on the SP Consulting website). Here’s a synopsis of the results from the survey ’targeted members of the life-science community’: 47.3% (n = … Read More