Monthly Archives: September 2015

When research goes wrong: My top 10 list

With apologies to former late-night host David Letterman—and to Dr. Bohannon for inspiring this blog with this week’s presentation—here are the top 10 things that annoy me most about research methods and the people who misuse them. Conclusions by Captain … Continue reading

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Media bias: “Not always a bad thing”

As long as communications involve humans, those communications and how they’re interpreted will involve bias. That is to say, the how information is initially produced, consumed by audiences, interpreted by humans, perceived and then communicated to others. Scholarly researchers should … Continue reading

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High school start times: Research says 7 a.m. is too early

Last week marked a transition for my family when our two teenage boys started high school. Daniel headed to nearby Thomas Dale High School in Chester, VA. At the same time, David started his classes at the Virginia Governor’s School … Continue reading

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