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Analysis and Consideration of the Ig®Nobel Prize
This paper deals with the Ig®noble prize which is sometimes called a parody of the Nobel Prize. This activity has been conducted every year and each year nearly ten outcomes are selected then given the prize. The general reputation for the prize varies widely, from its high value for laughing matters to its low value for the foolish matters.
The main objective here is surveying and analyzing the selected outcomes then considering their influence on the researcher development due to the following reason.
First, after the inauguration of the Ig®nobel prize in 1991, the activity has continued for more than 25 years. The fact that it has been done for many years shows that the there has been positive assessment for the activity. Anyway the prize could make a crucial discussion on “research” resulting from its given outcomes. Unexpected creativity could have the impact on researcher development especially in the graduate education.
Second, the prize could have an impact on the promotion of future technology. A new paradigm of research has been researcher interest in the times that technology outcomes have had an enormous influence on human life. For example, computer has been developed mainly for obtaining practicability of human life; for finding the possibility of computer such as artificial intelligence; or for finding an emotional technology method by making an appropriate human-computer interaction. In the time that divergent technology method has been researched, divergent interest as shown in Ig®noble prize could promote the researcher development through the transdisciplinary approach.
Daigaku ronshu: Research in higher education
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