From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:20:16 +0000 Archived: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:46:19 -0500 Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study >From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> >To: UFO UpDates <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:03:15 -0000 >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 <snip> >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 >completed. >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: I think the uproar over this study is because individuals who want to "bring forward" the opinion and views of "witnesses" usually are half-hearted (as you point out) and don't get to the what is really happening. Look, while I was still on UCLA's Human Subject Protection Committee, I reviewed Dr. John Mack's questionnaire developed by his PEER group and found it wanting. I wrote to Harvard's HSPC providing my notes concerning the ICF. That's right, I guess I was one of the opinions that was heard by his institution and he was brought up for questioning by that institution. Bottomline: I thought Mack's questionnaire was skewed just as your comment about this particular study under discussion. KK 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.
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