Category: Research

First thoughts on Induction and Statistics 0

First thoughts on Induction and Statistics

A friend recently asked me to comment on Whewell’s theory of induction.  Below is my response to him with some slight edits. In some ways, Whewell’s theory is a bit alien to me because...

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Research trifecta

In the past couple weeks, I’ve experienced three research accomplishments, at three increasingly better journals.  It’s convinced me that I am really starting to get the hang of this research thing. First, my article...

Year in Review – The Best is Yet to Come 0

Year in Review – The Best is Yet to Come

2015 has shaped up to be a stressful, yet fulfilling year. 2016 looks to be even more so. Sometimes it seems like life is standing still when viewed in the moment, but when taking...

Privacy paradox 0

Privacy paradox

Over the past few years, researchers have observed a strange phenomena.  People claim they value privacy and claim to act based on that value, but when observing actual behavior, most people freely divulge private...

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Research in Universities – The Good and Bad

This is a re-post of an article I wrote over three years ago on another blog.  It was relevant then and still is today. I’ve heard a number of folks condemn research at universities. ...

The Egoist Case for Privacy 1

The Egoist Case for Privacy

After 8 years of writing, editing, re-writing, editing again, submissions, rejections, more submissions, and subsequent revisions, my article Asking for Facebook Logins: An Egoist Case for Privacy was finally accepted for publication in the Journal...

On the Question of Privacy 0

On the Question of Privacy

“Dad, Thomas keeps looking at me.” At one time or another, most people with siblings or multiple children have heard of (or experienced) this problem. On face of it, the complaint seems silly.  So...

Social Media Privacy Research 0

Fall Research Update

Since my summer research update, I have made lots of progress. Not as much as I originally envisioned, but still on track. As I indicated back then, three manuscripts near completion were all submitted...

Motivation in education 1

Motivation in Education

A few nights ago, my friend Jamin Carson, a professor of education at ECU, lamented to me that some of his teachers-in-training were so obsessed with motivating their students that they failed to help...

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Summer research plan

For the past hour, I’ve been updating my summer research plan.  And here it is.  It starts by managing the two projects current under review. “Ethical Perspectives of Business Students: Development of the Ethical...