Category: trinkaus week

NCBI ROFL: An informal look at use of bakery department tongs and tissues.

By ncbi rofl | December 2, 2011 6:40 pm

It’s Trinkaus week on NCBI ROFL! All this week, we’ll be featuring articles by John Trinkaus, whose work gives us “an informal look” at many aspects of everyday life. Enjoy!

“Of 108 people observed extracting for purchase rolls or pastries from displayed bulk stock in food supermarket bakery departments, about 90% used their hands for item selection and withdrawal rather than the store provided tongs. In stores where tissues were provided instead of tongs, approximately 60% of the 133 people who were observed used their hands.”

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NCBI ROFL: Honesty when lighting votive candles in church: an informal look.

By ncbi rofl | December 1, 2011 7:28 pm

It’s Trinkaus week on NCBI ROFL! All this week, we’ll be featuring articles by John Trinkaus, whose work gives us “an informal look” at many aspects of everyday life. Enjoy!

Honesty when lighting votive candles in church: an informal look.

“An informal enquiry conducted over 6 yr. suggested a decline from 92% to 28% of people paying for lighting votive candles in a large Catholic church.”

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NCBI ROFL: Following instructions on a final examination: an informal look.

By ncbi rofl | November 30, 2011 7:24 pm

It’s Trinkaus week on NCBI ROFL! All this week, we’ll be featuring articles by John Trinkaus, whose work gives us “an informal look” at many aspects of everyday life. Enjoy!

Following instructions on a final examination: an informal look.

“Of a total of 914 undergraduate college students over 5 years 600 (about 66%) were in full compliance with a simple instruction for how to enter their names on their final examination papers; approximately 33% were not. The compliance rate over the years declined from 73% to 59%.”

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NCBI ROFL: Taste preference for brussels sprouts: an informal look.

By ncbi rofl | November 29, 2011 7:47 pm

It’s Trinkaus week on NCBI ROFL! All this week, we’ll be featuring articles by John Trinkaus, whose work gives us “an informal look” at many aspects of everyday life. Enjoy!

Taste preference for brussels sprouts: an informal look.

“An inquiry of the taste preference of 442 business students for brussels sprouts showed about a 50% dislike of the vegetable, 40% indifference, and a 10% like. Some implications of the findings are suggested.” Read More

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NCBI ROFL: Shopping cart etiquette triple feature.

By ncbi rofl | November 28, 2011 7:49 pm

It’s Trinkaus week on NCBI ROFL! All this week, we’ll be featuring articles by John Trinkaus, whose work gives us “an informal look” at many aspects of everyday life. Enjoy!

Clearing the supermarket shopping cart: an informal look.

“An informal enquiry of the behavior of 500 supermarket shoppers clearing carts of litter prior to entering the store showed that 69% dumped the rubbish into another cart, 26% dropped it on the sidewalk, and 5% deposited it in a trash container.” Read More

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