What Kind Of Scientist Are You?

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What Kind Of Scientist Are You?

All the following archetypes of scientists, suggested in 1994 by Roslynn Haynes in her book “From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature”, are a reflection of the public understanding of science and social perception of the developing technologies during different periods of time.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    My favourite part of the research process is... 
    • A. 

      Preparation stage

    • B. 

      Formulating question of the research

    • C. 

      Overcoming challenges within the process

    • D. 

      Final results analysis

    • E. 

      Results reporting

    • F. 

      Experiments

  • 2. 
    What do you think about the need to communicate science to society? 
    • A. 

      There is no such need. Society has nothing to do with science.

    • B. 

      As long as it happens naturally this is ok, but there is no need for pursuing science communication.

    • C. 

      Science communication is an important tool in the hands of scientists and is a vital part of science in the 21st century.

    • D. 

      Science communication could be used as a tool to create impression scietists care about needs of society to avoid moral and legal issues, but indeed science doesn’t need such interaction

  • 3. 
    What is your favourite way to spend your free time/weekends? 
    • A. 

      I am a scientist, I don’t have free time! Even if I had, I would prefer to stay in my lab to continue my work.

    • B. 

      I usually go to conferences and courses to improve my skills and level up my qualification

    • C. 

      I spent my free time with my colleagues.

    • D. 

      I prefer to spend my free time in a harmony with a nature: hiking, camping, outdoor activities.

    • E. 

      Doing extreme sports

    • F. 

      Attending secret club to explore conspiracy theories.

  • 4. 
    If you had a collection of something, what would it be?
    • A. 

      Cold weapon

    • B. 

      Herbarium

    • C. 

      DNA samples of my ex partners

    • D. 

      Antique microscopes

    • E. 

      I don’t like to collect things, they are just a trash

    • F. 

      Samples of Uranium from the places I have travelled to

  • 5. 
    What kind of superpower would you like to have? 
    • A. 

      Invisibility

    • B. 

      Telepathy

    • C. 

      Inhuman knowledge

    • D. 

      Teleportation

    • E. 

      Super speed

    • F. 

      Emotionlessness

  • 6. 
    I see myself as a researcher as… 
    • A. 

      Critical, quarrelsome

    • B. 

      Open to new experiences, complex

    • C. 

      Quite irresponsible

    • D. 

      Calm, emotionally stable

    • E. 

      Secretive

    • F. 

      Isolated