And The Survey Sez .. !

The people at Seed Media Group have designed a survey for the readers of ScienceBlogs in an effort to learn more about what you think we can do to raise science literacy. The survey should take roughly 20 minutes and they anticipate several thousand responses. As a small reward for your time, Seed Media Group is giving away several items in a random drawing; an iPhone 3G, a MacBook Air and a 40GB Apple TV. Of course, I am not eligible, so I am hoping all of the prizes are won by my readers!


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to And The Survey Sez .. !

  1. Jim says:

    The problem with radio buttons is that there isn’t one for “Well, depending on which meaning you take, then under certain circumstances, I REALLY STRONGLY agree; under other conditions, I probably agree most of the time, and if you mean the thing I think you might not but is not precluded by the wording, then I mostly disagree, but sometimes I just wouldn’t care, and anyway I’m getting bored with this.”
    Or maybe I overthink these things…

  2. yogi-one says:

    A “neutral” or “Neither agree nor disagree” button would have made my responses more accurate on several questions.

  3. speedwell says:

    Yogi-one, they leave that choice out on purpose, to force a response one way or another. I kind of resent it but I’ve been on the survey-giving side, so I at least understand why they do it.