Presentation on theme: "The Freyja Project: quantifying how people make interpretations Please take part in the survey Euan Macrae, 20 th Jan 2010."— Presentation transcript:
The Freyja Project: quantifying how people make interpretations Please take part in the survey Euan Macrae, 20 th Jan 2010
Background Geological data is naturally under-constrained More than one interpretation often fits the dataset Interpretation is usually influenced by the interpreters prior knowledge My PhD aims to quantify the factors which influence interpretation… For example, Is an interpreters breadth of experience more influential than their length of experience?
About the Questionnaire… The full range of experience levels is wanted Responses to the questionnaire are completely anonymous Participation is voluntary This is an individual exercise – collusion will seriously affect the quality of the results All questions should be completed Please interpret the seismic image first and then complete the questions afterwards.
(Attendees then spent 15 minutes completing the questionnaire and seismic interpretation exercise…)
Pilot Study More info: www.ges.gla.ac.uk/postgraduates/emacrae, or google Euan Macraewww.ges.gla.ac.uk/postgraduates/emacrae 445 geoscientists – 1 dataset Results to be shown in Clare Bonds talk: When there isnt a right answer: interpretation and reasoning, key skills for 21st century geoscience