A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Do My Research ...
Yes, really, some people think research is fun, or at least, they don't mind finding some humour in it.
But first, we need to think about it ... and ask some questions
Proving that one can "do" research on almost anything ... and present it in a variety of ways
- Suds in Space, NASA
- Molecular Expressions, Florida State University, just in case you ever wondered what Canadian beer looks like as a digital image or a photomicrograph
- I never met a twinkie I didn't like ... The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project, Chris Gouge and Todd Stadle
- Marshmallows can inspire research ... Bunny Survival Tests Home Page, Mark Smith, and the sequel, The Bunnies Strike Back
- Just how many chips in a chocolate chip cookie ... Testing for Differences between two brands of Cookies, Rhonda C. Magel
- "Research of the Holiday Kind" ...
Case report: microcardia secondary to chronic adrenocortical insufficiency,
Erica Weir and Rebecca Fleming, CMAJ, December 11, 2001; 165 (12)
- Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing, MIT
- RFC 2324 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)
... and Descartes says, "I think not" and disappears ...
- On the Existence of Mikhailov, Michael E.D. Koenig, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45(5), 317-318
- The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute, Megan S C Lim, Margaret E Hellard and Campbell K Aitken, BMJ 331, 2005
- Disappearing teaspoons: Teabags and forks are confounding factors, Alan A Woodall, Letter, BMJ 332, 2006
- Disappearing teaspoons: Method of spoon surveillance was not adequate , David A Silver, Letter, BMJ 332, 2006
- Disappearing teaspoons: Teaspoons may reappear, Katherine Darton, Letter, BMJ 332, 2006
- Disappearing teaspoons: Spoon solutions, Trevor Watts, Letter, BMJ 332, 2006
... you had to ask ...
- Pressures produced when penguins pooh: calculations on avian defaecation, Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow, and Jozsef Gal, Polar Biology, Volume 27, Number 1, December, 2003
- Babes and boobs? Analysis of JAMA cover art, Jocalyn P Clark British Medical Journal (BMJ), 319(7225), 18 December 1999
- You Can Generalize Stupid! Social Scientists, Bent Flyvbjerg, and Case Study Methodology, Lee Peter Ruddin, Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2006
- How hard is it to marry at random? (On the approximation of the permanent), A. Z. Broder, Proceedings of the eighteenth annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing, 1986
Not to be taken seriously ...
The rewards can be tremendous ...
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