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Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:03:15 -0000
Archived: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:26:18 -0500
Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:01:01 +0000
>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:26:37 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>Sorry to snip everything so far in this long running debate but
>>I thought it might throw some light on the topic if I tell you
>>that I wrote to Andrew Hodrien when this first surfaced on this


>>Would you mind letting me know the group where these issues have
>>been raised? Is it posted on a specific forum or is it an e-mail
>>List discussion? Unfortunately I'm extremely busy at the moment
>>but want to try and clear this up as soon as possible. Based on
>>this, if you are happy to take part let me know and I will
>>provide you with the details (don't forget, you won't actually
>>provide consent until after you have read some more study
>>details in the survey and people can withdraw if they wish to).

>Well, I am happy to know that Andrew understands informed
>consent will be required. And, realizes that ICF will be requested
>after the experimental subject has been informed of the details
>of the study.

>However, Andrew's not doing follow-up with a member of the
>public with whom he intends to interact? Does not bode well for
>the outcome of the study. The excuse of being too busy is a bit
>lame. Unless, of course, behind the scenes Andrew is busy making
>changes to his protocol before he presents it to whichever
>Review Board he plans on contacting for approval.

To be fair to Andrew, I did hear from him with apologies for the
delay, soon after I posted his letter on Updates.

He also sent me the link for the questionnaire which I duly

Perhaps any more queries on this could be addressed directly to
Andrew at the email address Joe provided for him.

I must say I am surprised, with all the disquiet and conjecture
about this survey, that I seemed to be the only person who
thought to pose the questions to the guy who set it.

For what it's worth I wasn't impressed by the survey mostly
because of the problem I have with all questionnaires of this
kind which pose rigid questions and then ask you to tick boxes
with agree/disagree etc.

The questions are never specific enough and because the words
used may have varying meanings or interpretations, one feels it
is impossible to give a meaningful answer.

Life is never black and white but many shades of grey!

Dave Haith

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