We as humans seek patterns in the world around us. Research methods give us tools to accurately discern patterns – patterns that can improve our lives or give us insights into what appear to be impossible problems or simply fascinate and delight us.
As a consumer of the search engine results, you should be aware that there are teams of people out there working hard to push certain links to the top of certain searches. Needless to say, it's not dumb luck.
Take a moment and think of your own interactions today. How much of your information was received from, and given to, people with whom you had established prior relationships?
While not everyone has time for a complex strategy, there are approaches to help gain clarity and improve results. Taking the time upfront to run through a communication strategy can save you a lot of time later. Here are some ways you can do that.
Last year, I went to the Creativity Workshop. And I know what you’re thinking. Seriously? That’s a thing? Yeah, it is. Amongst many other activities, we learned how to relax, practice free association and how to sketch out our thoughts using images and colors. We practiced perceiving things in our environment that we normally overlooked, [...]
This is the first installment of a two part series where I sit down with seasoned bloggers to understand more about the world of scientific blogging. And today we have with us Jessica Eise. Jessica is an author and researcher. She works on pressing social, economic and scientific issues that are misunderstood, underrepresented or poorly communicated amongst critical groups of stakeholders. Her latest book is The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture (Routledge 2016). Jessica currently works at Purdue University in the Department of Agricultural Economics as the director of communications and a graduate instructor of communication and multimedia strategies.
I had the privilege to sit down with Jessica and ask her a few questions. So without further ado, here is Jessica Eise!
Q) So first things first, what inspired you to get blogging?
A) Every story, occurrence and piece of research has a home. That may be on the front…
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I quit Facebook this week. It was quite an event.
DATE: November 7, 2064 SUBJECT: Letter of Termination Dear Dr. Smith, We are deeply saddened to inform you that your tenure as Professor at our university has come to an end. As of December 18, 2064, your position will be eliminated. As you are well aware, the new technologies that have arisen over the past [...]
October 4, 2086 Dear Grandma and Grandpa, Sorry I haven't written in ages. I tried to call you guys like six times on 3-D but you always have it turned off. In my history class we're studying the turn of the millennium. Our final assignment is an analysis of human-driven cars. I'd like to incorporate [...]
Half of Democrats say they are 'afraid' of the Republican Party, and half of Republicans express the same feelings towards the Democratic Party. Majorities on both sides hold not just unfavorable, but very unfavorable views of the other party (Pew Research Center). Society is polarized, divided and in opposition. This isn't news. And like any [...]