From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 02:21:43 +0000 Archived: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:29:26 -0500 Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study >From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:34:03 -0400 >Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study >>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 23:07:26 +0000 >>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study <snip> Apologies for the large snip, it isn't because it isn't relevant, or interesting (it is both), but I don't think it needs to be repeated in the context of this reply. I can sort of understand where you are coming from based on your analogy, but I still think you, Jerry and Ray have jumped the gun and made assumptions about the study which are unfounded. As I understand it (and I have completed the questionnaire which was painless and even fun), the study is about attitudes to the paranormal (which like it or not, most people see ufology as being a part of). I can think of all sorts of potentially useful output from such a study. How widespread is the interest? Is it gender and/or age sensitive? How much is the interest driven by media/religion/superstition/technological advances et c.? Why are a large proportion of society totally disinterested in it? If the study is repeated periodically, it may help to identify things like why interest levels fluctuate - is that due to bad/good press, differences in education standards, new discoveries, space technology activity, rise or decline of religious participation, un/availability of official records, political dis/trust, military tension, economic climate and so on. What I struggle to see is what damage this can do to Ufology, which is why I don't understand the apparent revulsion and/or suspicion expressed by the three of you. Regards, Joe Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
[ Next Message | Previous Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |
UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp