Posts Tagged ‘research’

Not all research is created equal

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 pm, January 17th, 2016 - 191 comments

A recent “research” report on alcohol, funded by brewing company Lion, has been in the news lately. Sadly, not everything that purports to be research is honest research.

Police censoring research

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, November 25th, 2015 - 24 comments

Police censorship of research is causing widespread outrage today. Well done to Dr Gilbert and The Herald for bringing it all to light.

Is this what Key meant by investing in research?

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 22nd, 2015 - 32 comments

Yesterday Key listed, among the “achievements” of his government for this term: “investing in … research and development”. Was this an example of what he had in mind?

Key’s pre-budget falls flat

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, April 15th, 2015 - 8 comments

Key’s attempts to drum up enthusiasm for this year’s upcoming budget have fallen absolutely flat. And as usual, promised funding actually represents an ongoing cut in real terms.

Bloggers/Blog readers’ survey

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, December 16th, 2010 - 12 comments

You are invited to complete the New Zealand Political Blog Readers’ Survey for 2010. This survey is a follow up to the 2008 survey, which provided an amazing amount of data about who reads New Zealand political blogs and their thoughts on the medium and its potential. This survey will gain further insights into New Zealand political blogging.

Gluckman’s apology for National’s science package shredded

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 pm, May 13th, 2010 - 36 comments

Peter Gluckman is easily one of New Zealand’s most over-rated, under-examined public figures. Although little more than a corporate frontman out to extract as many public dollars for private interests as he can lay his hands on, because he’s called ‘Sir’ and he’s all ‘sciencey’ a lot of the tripe he spews goes unchecked. Well, not this time. […]

It’s not just the polls

Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, July 15th, 2008 - 41 comments

Jordan Carter posted a month or so back (a little controversially) on how much easier life might be for some on the left if they didn’t believe it was necessary to give due moral regard to others – selfishness certainly seems simpler. New research suggests that Jordan may well be right. The study has concluded […]

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