• Question: How many experiments have you carried out for your research?

    Asked by smileyninja to Amylou, Maria, Mark L, Mark U on 20 Jun 2012.
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      Mark Lewis answered on 20 Jun 2012:

      I am not sure however I work on the concept that we should be setting something up every working week. Now, this might need to be done multiple times to get proper data and things don’t work but it is not a bad number to work to.

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      Mark Uphill answered on 21 Jun 2012:

      Hi smileyninja,
      good chatting with you and your classmates yesterday! That’s a good question and the simple answer is I don’t know. I’ve about 16 studies that have been presented (in papers or at conferences), about 5 more that are “in the pipeline” and approximately 5 more data sets that have yet to be analysed (you can do the maths). I’m more excited by the studies I’ve yet to do, as hopefully we become better scientists as we move forward in our careers. There’s numerous other studies that I’ve supervised (e.g., undergraduate students) as well. It does stretch and challenge you!

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      Amy Evans answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Hi smileyninja,
      For the work I’m doing now I have been working on one study for the past 2 and a half years. Often we need lots of volunteers so we can be sure that our results aren’t just down to chance so recruiting this many people (I need almost 300) can take a long time! But because I do lots of different tests as part of this one big study I will get lots of data from it and so we can answer lots of different questions from just one study.