The joy and pain of online survey #research with Amazon Mechanical Turk …

So I just ran my second paid online survey through Amazon Mechanical Turk. Despite my internet searches of how to do this right and treat participants fairly (there is discussion about whether these are “workers” or research participants… Read More

What is creativity and innovation, and who is creative or innovative in their work? (hint: it’s more than just artists, and creativity isn’t just about the final product)

Artist and students build a sculpture on the UF campus

A colleague of mine from the UF Innovation Academy paid me a high compliment, noting me as an innovative and interdisciplinary thinker (full disclosure: my immediate reaction was, who, moi?). She asked me to share any thoughts I… Read More

@AAAS says likely industry won’t fill funding gaps if federal funding for R&D is cut

Researcher Chelsea Smartt investigating mosquitos in the lab

“The evidence suggests limits to industry’s willingness to fund R&D vacated by the federal government, should Congress go along with the White House’s budget plans.” https://www.aaas.org/news/new-brief-could-industry-fill-gaps-following-federal-rd-cuts For academic and basic research, which underlies much of the translational, clinical,… Read More