Tagged: survey

What do you think is the most influential science/technology breakthrough? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 24, 2011

IBM has released results from surveys of 1000+ people from different countries, asking what they considered the most important technological ‘breakthroughs’ of the last 100 years were. One striking feature is the difference in responses from women to men. Women favour health-related developments and men, if anything, point at the internet. While this might … Read More

Questionnaire - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 30, 2010

The Cognitive Science Lab at the University of Western Australia has put together an internet survey to test people’s attitudes to science. Prof Stephan Lewandowsky describes it thus: “the rationale behind the survey is to draw linkages between attitudes to climate science and other scientific propositions (eg HIV/AIDS) and to look at what skepticism might [...] … Read More

Prince or pauper? Tell Nature what you earn - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 23, 2010

In a recent post about Google search suggestions for questions about scientists, I noted that one question that recurred as you tried different disciplines was how much people in that field earned. Nature are now running the 2010 edition of their international survey on science-related jobs and incomes. Let ’em know if you’re prince … Read More

Measles Outbreak - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 07, 2009

There was a story in the NZ Herald this week regarding a Measles outbreak in Auckland and the response to this event by the Powers That Be. Whether or not the action taken (keeping unvaccinated children at home following possible contact with carriers)  is correct, either practically or ethically is a question that will be endlessly discussed [...] … Read More