Harvard recently hosted its Ig nobel prizes in which they present awards to the most bizarre research projects recently completed in academica. I especially like the literature winner, David Sims, who wrote a study called “You Bastard: A Narrative Exploration of the Experience of Indignation within Organizations.“
I was equally as happy to discover that economists from the University of Mexico were able to, despite hours of grueling work, persevere and discover that “a professional lap dancer’s ovulatory cycle affects her tip earnings.” I was about to change my major until I found out that the research was conducted via a work-journal on an online web-site.
If you want to find out the rest of the winners The Chronicle has an article that includes links to the particular journals that published the Ig Nobel studies.
But, if you can’t access The Chronicle’s article, you can find one sans citations at network world
I would also like to give a nod here to Penn State Professor/Blogger Michael Berube for making me aware of what has since been my favorite subtitled essay of all time:
Have a good weekend everyone!