Research automation: boon or bane?

There is a long history of technology being used to great benefit in survey research. The use of punch cards to tabulate the US 1890 Census is often cited as the beginning. More familiar to some of us is the introduction of CATI in the early 1970s, the first successful attempt to represent a survey […]

How MR learns

  A few weeks back I succumbed to the temptation to make a prediction about MR in 2016, as dumb a tradition as there is and one that I have pilloried in the past. I wrote, ”Both buyers and suppliers will be emphasizing research fundamentals in their hiring and training programs.” Reactions like “wishful thinking” […]