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From these results, I conclude…

August 15, 2007

…I need more data.

But, here are the poll results anyway.
I asked the readers what title describes them best. I had a feeling most people reading this blog were involved in science or academics in one way or another.

The students win big time. That is kind of what I expected, which is really cool to see. It’s also nice to see some faculty coming by as well.

I’m not too surprised with the number of industry scientists…there are a lot of them out there. The world needs scientists, so there they are….reading blogs and taking dorky polls instead of working. Plus, I have some experience and affiliation myself with industry.

I guess the big question is who are all the ‘none of the aboves’? Perhaps non-professional scientists — that is, people who love science but don’t necessarily do it as their livelihood? Maybe some journalism or policy types? Who knows….maybe just passers-by.

Thanks for participating.

Oh yeah, one more thing…you may have noticed how I put it in percentages to obscure the low number of samples (n=52, by the way). You should be impressed I did any quantitative analysis…I am a geologist after all.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Thermochronic permalink
    August 16, 2007 4:31 am

    Don’t you need n=117 for it to man anything? Geez….

  2. Sabine permalink
    August 16, 2007 8:02 am

    “You should be impressed I did any quantitative analysis…I am a geologist after all.”


  3. Brian permalink
    August 16, 2007 8:44 am

    I only need n=117 if i’m going to say something important about who’s NOT in the assemblage….or something

  4. Anonymous permalink
    August 16, 2007 12:21 pm

    You’ve got at least one science librarian reading.

  5. Brian permalink
    August 16, 2007 12:39 pm

    science librarian! cool…thanks for coming by

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