Science Word Association

September 30th, 2009

Wordle: Science Word Association

Once again, I have gone in search of reactions to the word ‘science’. This time, instead of Twitter, I gleaned my results from the University of Florida word association database, which has been collecting people’s word responses since the 1970’s.

The relative strength of each word in this cloud I made at Wordle is based upon the number of people responding with that word out of a total of 126 respondents. These are the top 12 responses.

4 Responses to “Science Word Association”

  1. Kevin on September 30, 2009 10:14 pm

    This sounds awesome! Can we get a link to see it? Wordle isn’t searchable (even thought it’s powered by Google….wtf?).

  2. Bjoern Brembs on September 30, 2009 11:57 pm

    What? No phzsics?

  3. Steve on October 1, 2009 10:28 am

    Since fiction is the largest response I can only assume that a high number of the respondents were creationists. Regardless it is really scary that anybody would associate biology and fiction.

  4. Roger GS on October 1, 2009 1:35 pm

    Is that the University of SOUTH Florida norms?

    If that’s so, they were most likely normed on Psychology students … explaining why psychology is as big as chemistry.

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