My teaching style, as well as my presentation style, is marked by a relatively rapid delivery. I had favored such a style quite awhile ago for many public speaking formats as the general perception of the speaker by the audience is favorable (generally heighten perceptions of intelligence and mastery of the material). However, now I can justify such approaches beyond my own perceived benefit and claim that I am doing my audience a favor. That is, those who engage the presented material will tend to be happier thanks to my public service: In six experiments, researchers at Princeton and Harvard Continue reading An Additional Benefit of Rapid Delivery
Since it had become suggested reading for our first year graduate students in their introduction to methods course, I finally compelled myself to read over the April edition of PS: Political Science and its symposium on duplicate paper presentations at conferences. That is, whether it is acceptable for an identical paper to be presented at different conferences. My exposure to conferences is limited compared to the more lengthy CVs and experiences of the senior members of the profession. Despite this limitation, my exposure to repeat submissions and presentations has occurred on more than one occasion. When asking graduate students at Continue reading Conference Double Dipping: How Germ Free is Your Paper?
I have actively played video games since before I could actively recall solid memories of my childhood.* Some of my earliest memories do include an Atari system set up by my father and primitive graphics. A lifetime of video games has lead to my current past time of World of Warcraft which I have since spent countless hours (some readers are already aware of this).** This has even lead to primordial discussions of a unique situation, ripe for academic exploration, in which particular raw goods are more valuable than the "value added" goods produced from them in the game. This Continue reading Conferences go digital and explore the World of Warcraft