Small subgroups create special challenges. In this Gay Pride Month, we look at the issue of including the LGBTQ community as a subgroup.Read More Gay Pride Month. Demographic Research Issues.
Recent reports suggest that coffee is associated with longer life. This is great news but why should we be suspicious?Read More Coffee and correlation
The balance between freedom of posting and controlling disinformation seems to be an impossible balance to reach. “Terms of service” address this balance in two ways. First, by what the social network will allow, and second, how it protects itself.Read More Social Media Responsibly & Terms of Service.
We can all learn to open ourselves up to alternative perspectives. This short post discusses bias. It won’t hurt.Read More Communication Bias
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against large social media companies. This post presents some of the conflicting views on the issue.Read More Trump’s Free Speech
As my students grapple with various research traditions, I have penned this article with an example of critical cultural commentary. The goal is to introduce the differences.Read More Research Perspectives
My students and I have been looking at stereotypes in video games. The problem I see is that there are two sources of images for these games. There are advertisements and screenshots from the games. Both sources are ephemeral and may not replicate the gaming experience. We were discussing a different source of images […]Read More Fan Art as a Research Population
The scientific method is difficult . It is easy to skip to the bottom line and assume research “proves.” This post uses a simple example to understand scientific research.Read More Simplified Example of Scientific Method
Variable choice is a necessary first step to understandable results. It is too easy to skip.Read More Choosing Variables
Every once in a while, I see a meme suggesting that demanding parents made kids better and more likely to act responsibly. Maybe the media industry is feeling the effect of lack of thought leadership. My personal hero is a man named Newton Minnow. He had just become chair of the Federal Communications Commission, so […]Read More The Digital Vast Wasteland