Is the Buzz from Caffeinated Coffee Really Just in our Head


The University of East London conducted a small focus group with 88 participants. A new study suggests that the buzz people get from caffeinated coffee could just be a placebo effect.

2011 74

Healthy Coastal Habitats: Examples for Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

3) If you don’t have the resources to do a large survey, consider using focus groups to learn more about your target audience. Focus groups involve a smaller number of individuals, yet can still be a powerful tool for learning more about a target population.

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Abstract Monday

Environmental Economics

  Respondents are offered hypothetical payments for participation in hypothetical activities that take time: participation in an 8-hour focus group, and work sorting paper files. A while back I tweeted :  Econ-world: Anyone else wish econ journals would require abstracts be written like some medical journals? Just wondering. link]. — Tim Haab (@tim_env_econ) November 2, 2018.

2019 109

How Can Conservationists Convince Consumers Not to Buy Ivory?

Nature Conservancy - Science

They conducted focus groups, in-depth interviews and on-line surveys of 1,000 Chinese “general public influencers” – those who are engaged in their communities, follow current events and issues and make 5,000 or more yuan a month.

A history of the Exxon funded CVM debate makes it to twitter. in case you are missing it, there is a more recent BP funded CVM debate @Undercoverhist

Environmental Economics

write the surveys, focus group, pretest and field the surveys). 1/ Looooong tweetstorm on use of contingent valuation method in Exxon Valdez case & what it says on how economics science & expertise work Beatrice Cherrier (@Undercoverhist) June 25, 2017. These 48 tweets cover the article that Tim posted earlier and also this one by Spencer Banzhaf ( who alerted us to the Maas and Svorcencik article):  Banzhaf , H.

2017 116

On Understanding Varying Approaches among Conservation Professionals

Nature Conservancy - Science

She also conducted 436 household interviews, held focus group discussions, and reviewed strategic plans, work plans, external project evaluations, and websites. Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Flickr user Goldztajan under a Creative Commons license.

King Abdullah Gives Saudi Women the Right to Vote, Destroys

Green Prophet

Last week Canadian fossil-fuel lobbying group EthicalOil vaunted its ethical superiority to Saudi oil, because Saudi women can’t vote. Suddenly now, dirty energy lobbying group EthicalOil doesn’t have a marketing leg to stand on.

2011 105

A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap

Sightline Daily

In focus groups conducted in 2012 with downtown Seattle families, a high-quality, public elementary school downtown—which could serve as an anchor for families and help create a stronger sense of community—was the single highest priority for parents.

Western New York Families Mobilize Against Polluters

Sierra Club Compass

"Since the program began we've engaged with more than 1,300 people on the doors, in focus groups, photography projects, and educational programs to capture the reality of life in Tonawanda," she said. "During

Methods for Public Participation

The Green Changemakers

Measuring Conservation Impact on Human Well-being in Kenya’s Rangelands

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Social Conservancy Monitoring and Management System (Social CoMMS) combines household surveys and focus groups to collect quantitative and qualitative information on wellbeing of conservancy households.

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Camera Traps, Reef Restoration & Satellite Imagery: Meet the 2015 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Conservancy’s Great Southern Seascapes program aims to scale-up the quantity and size of marine habitat restoration across southern Australia with a focus on shellfish reefs, saltmarshes and mangroves.

Consumed with Consumption

Sightline Daily

Photo Credit: jcarwil via Compfight cc Americans are surveyed constantly as consumers, but very rarely are we asked about how we feel about consumption itself. Oregon pollster Tom Bowerman has set out to change that.

A Missed Opportunity for Seattle’s Downtown School

Sightline Daily

In focus groups conducted in 2012 with downtown Seattle families, a high-quality, public elementary school downtown—which could serve as an anchor for families and help create a stronger sense of community—was the single highest priority for parents.

Citizens Re-United?

Sightline Daily

In recent focus groups among voters in Washington state, for example, participants brought up Citizens United again and again as a quintessential example of what’s wrong with American government. US Supreme Court Courtroom by Ken Yu used under CC CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG licenses.

2014 113

The G-Word

Sightline Daily

Every one of the reports I’ve read on public opinion polls and focus groups concerning tax shifting over the years since writing a book on the subject in 1998, for example, has indicated that citizens do not believe government will actually offset new carbon revenue with tax cuts.

2014 94

GOP Not in Kansas Anymore | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

A lot of it focuses on their inability to embrace the kind of technology favored by young people, but Ed Kilgore points out that the problem goes way, way deeper than technology. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays.

Community Cybernetics; Tools for Good Governance

The Green Changemakers

Her last question on the list asks if the indicator focuses on local sustainability at the expense of global sustainability. In all cases, development of successful community indicators should involve individuals and groups of citizens at the outset. The city report card A second cyber-instrument to help us see reality from the perspective of residents, as the main client group of government, is a citizen satisfaction survey, or city report card.6