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POLL: Wargamers and Education


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MPDeputy Inactive Member writes:

I have to be the dissenter and say that unlike human resource people I don't take a lot of stock in degrees. I've known HS dropouts that were rather smart but life led them down the path of drop out, and bachelor degree holders that couldn't think themselves out of a wet paper bag. Most schooling is based on "memorization and regurgitation" rather than information applied with critical thinking. Degrees do not always equal smart.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
didn't graduate high school
2
1%
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High school/GED/similar certificate
6
2%
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College-level work but no degree
53
17%
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2-year college-level degree
25
8%
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4-year college-level degree (BA, BS, etc.)
100
32%
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advanced degree (MA, MS, professional certification equivalent)
76
24%
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PhD, JD, MD, or similar
34
11%
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other
13
4%
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not saying
6
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

jizbrand Inactive Member ruminates...

I was reading a British wargaming forum today. The thread I was following was an introductions-type thread where everyone was sharing their education levels.

I remember a time when it was thought that wargamers, as a group, were in the upper chunk with respect to intelligence and/or education because of the amount of research that they routinely did in their periods. That thread today still showed that - an enormous number of people with advanced degrees.

So, I'm wondering, across the board, where the mass of TMPers fall in that regard.

(Options taken from this pre-poll discussion.)