Inside Out Quality

Cargo Cult Quality: Better Science Through Rituals

October 05, 2021 Aaron & Diane
Inside Out Quality
Cargo Cult Quality: Better Science Through Rituals
Show Notes

Quality Assurance is all about controlling variation in the midst of science and human behavior.  We have outcomes we want, but sometimes take quirky paths to get there.

We explore this with help from  Dr. Lamont Lindstrom's and "Cargo Cults," a name attributed to social movements from  Melanesian Islanders, and scientists who embraced rituals to improve their research.

We are also joined by Defense Analyst, Dr. Tina Elie, and Neuroscientists Drs. Michael Long and Robert Froemke on this journey to understand and perhaps embrace rituals!

To learn more about Cargo Cults check out Dr. Lindstrom's book:
Amazon
Scholar Space

Dr. Michael Long's Lab
Dr. Robert Froemke's Lab