19 November 2009

from "The Importance of Silly Research"

From the NYTimes "Idea of the Day":

Defenders say oddball findings that get a lot of press — typically promoted by shrewd university public-relations people — are often not the primary aim of research, “just a byproduct of it.” They are hype-rich side dishes, and can yield gravy: The publicity “means more kudos and respect within the research world, which can translate into more funding for other work,” says one of the article’s interview subjects.

What more can anyone ask?!

1 comment:

  1. I can see it now:

    "Silly Research with Larry"!