The other day, while eating lunch, I had an extremely interesting conversation with my BFF. You see, both of us have dabbled, both academically and professionally, in the art of survey research. We both appreciate the strength of a well thought out hypothesis, and get giggly over p-values, alternate hypotheses, and the importance of statistical significance. Therefore, we have great confidence that the theories we formulate are, well…true!
So back to our lunch. Our conversation was fueled by a particular middle-aged man that we both know, professionally and socially. This gentleman is a well-dressed worker, donning coordinating suits, snazzy shoes, and silk ties. In essence, the man in question looks good at work. However, take him out of a work setting and hello, stone-washed, dad jeans, worn out sports tee-shirts, circa 1985, and white New Balance sneakers. Very Steve Carrell in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’