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comment Single word for shopping after comparing price and features across multiple shops and product types
In marketing (and other places where people are studied making buying or usage choices, such as usability studies or positive psychology), there are two types of buyers. The ones are satisficers (they get the first option which is good enough for them) and the others are maximizers (they do the comparison process you described). I don't remember a term which denotes the process itself, but "a maximizer's buying process" will be understood by people who know the theory. It isn't widespread outside of research circles though.
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comment Is “jipped” a politically incorrect word?
Thank you for confirming that this is a statement which started out as a stereotype. But linguistics aside, I believe that it is unethical to prescribe exactly how thick others' skin should be, and to extend to them treatment which would be correct towards the person we want them to be, but not towards the person they really are. So I will abstain from upvoting this answer, even though I generally give an upvote to everybody who takes the time to write an answer to a question of mine.
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comment Is there a word/term for a question where the asker knows he'll criticise any answer?
How specific do you want your word to be? "asking a trick question", "trolling", "looking for a fight" all describe behaviors which are a superset of this one, but are not exclusive to it.
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comment Are academics considered “experts”, “professionals”, or both in their scientific field?
I used "professor" as an example for "academic" in the comment, but really wanted to know the difference between "professional" and "expert"; I know what a "professor" is.
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comment Are academics considered “experts”, “professionals”, or both in their scientific field?
@TheMathemagician but my question is exactly about the semantics of the two words, this is why I assumed that you are debating them :)
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comment Are academics considered “experts”, “professionals”, or both in their scientific field?
@TheMathemagician but requirements engineering professors (and their grad students) create requirements specifications in the course of their work just like medical professors do surgery. If you don't know what RE is - would you say that a medicine professor is not a medicine professional because he doesn't get paid to do medicine, even if he does do surgery and gets paid for it?
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