I’ve been sitting at an out-of-town meeting all day. It’s part of my job, though I actually complain about it quite a bit. I’ve never had a long attention span, and the idea of sitting around listening to other people talk never appeals to me.
There are times, however, when I hear a really good presentation, one that relies on evidence and data and constructs a well-supported argument. It’s what I hope to achieve here. I want to explain to you why my hypothesis or statement is correct, and supported by good evidence, in such a way that I persuade you to think about what you believe. Perhaps I will get you to change your mind; perhaps I will help you to strengthen the foundation of your beliefs.
I haven’t been playing to my strengths enough. I should be bringing you more original work, more original research. I’m going to commit to try and bring you posts, hopefully every day, highlighting a certain paper, study, or analysis. I will try and explain what the authors did, and what I think about the quality of their work.
I welcome feedback on this. Tell me what I’m doing right and wrong. More importantly, feel free to send me work you think deserves highlighting or explanation. I will endeavor to get as much as possible on the site.