Social Change: The Emerging Role of The Activist Scientist

By: Naga5000, 6:25 PM GMT on February 26, 2014

In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Emile Durkheim sought to lay out the ground work of Sociology as its own field of scientific exploration. His major work, "The Rules of Sociological Method", defined the social scientist as the objective observer. This definition was one borrowed from the prevailing ideas of what it means to be a researcher and a scientist. Objective observation, empirical research, and a simple conclusion of what the data said was the duty of...

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To survey or not, Moderator response requested.

By: Naga5000, 5:28 PM GMT on August 10, 2013

Hello all,

I was thinking about doing a survey here of Wunderground users in an attempt to study our communities' take on the issue of climate change. The study would be through a third party survey website (i.e. Surveymonkey) and I can ensure confidentiality and anonymity personal information.

Participation would be completely voluntary and limited to one unique response per user. After getting the information I would run a statistical an...

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Google News Aggregator and Ethical Resposibility in Science Related Articles

By: Naga5000, 12:30 PM GMT on April 15, 2013

This morning in Google News' Science section, a report caught my eye entitled "Antarctic ice sheet melt 'not that unusual', latest ice core shows" Link. This article from the Register, written by Lewis Page(who has a history of denialist leans when writing about climate) is just another article in a long line for his misinterpretation of data to support his own agenda.

Without getting into the problems with his article, which are irrelevant for this blog ...

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