Measurement, Quantum Mechanics, and that damn piece of string

One of the projects that I’m investigating at work is the problem of how to measure well being. In the realm of working with prisoners and people with mental health difficulties, one can theorise about how policies and programmes help better lives, but without a solid basis with which to measure well being, our policies and programmes remain theories.

This programme on BBC Horizon, though not directly linked to measuring well being, tackles the concept of measurement of something as simple and tangible as a piece of string, proving that to accurately measure something is not always as simple as it seems.

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~ by Jen C. on 23/11/2009.

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