Measures must be taken, maybe. But what do they mean?

Hadas Shema muses on the importance, or lack of importance, of certain new measurements — measurements of the supposed “impact” of a published study. She writes, in  Scientific American‘s Information Culture blog: When in trouble or in doubt, invent new words. We have bibliometrics and scientometrics from the Age of Print. Now they are joined […]

“Trojan.. hard evidence.. phallometric device”

“Trojan concluded that the only way to obtain hard evidence was to administer a test using a phallometric device.” So reports Jan Puhl in Spiegel Online about a curious story. The article begins: Controversy Surrounds Czech Use of Erection-Measurement Machine Authorities in the Czech Republic have been using a supposed erotic lie detector to test […]