I’ve Done My “Research”

From time to time I’ve had a commenter repeatedly copy and paste at length from online sources. In the most recent instance, the sources were credited, and so it wasn’t a case of plagiarism. But that doesn’t make the comments convincing – and that is for much the same reason that student papers which are a [Read More...]

The Hand on the Mirror

I confess that when I was included in the book club discussing Janis Durham’s book The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death, I was not entirely enthusiastic. I had blogged about books about near-death experiences by Eben Alexander and Mary Neal, and they left me skeptical. I was delighted to [Read More...]

Misunderstanding Peer Review

Dudley Chapman has written a really helpful blog post, addressing a popular misunderstanding about peer review – and thus also the way some have misunderstood the significance of retractions and other such things that have been in the news lately. Click through to read it. Of related interest, the New York Times just featured an article [Read More...]

Interstellar PhD

Not a good planet for humanity’s overall survival. But perhaps a good place for a university? Or better yet, what if you get to enroll in a university on this planet, but do your research on Earth or in space, so that you can earn a PhD in an hour or less, local relative time? [Read more...]

The Importance of Stupidity

I think this applies beyond the realm of the natural sciences. What do others think? [Read more...]

Get a Life

A friend shared this picture of a comment someone had written in an academic book. I am surprised I don’t get similar comments on some of my blog posts… [Read more...]

Scholarship is a Conversation

The University of Washington libraries has an online LibGuide about research called Research 101. The video above is one of the components. [Read more...]

The Research Cycle

From PHD Comics.   [Read more...]

Do Your Own “Research”

Open Parachute shared these three images, and I thought I’d pass them along, given their relevance to discussions we have here. [Read more...]

Research Terminology Explained

Via Dorothy King   [Read more...]

Theology Research Paper Title Generator

From theologygrams. HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]