On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Brian <Brian.Mingus(a)colorado.edu> wrote:
You don't have to be an expert (more formally
defined as someone with ten
years of experience in a field) to spot unscientific thinking. I don't
you're an expert either so maybe you should just leave expertise out of it.
More to the point, the question in my mind is, how much money did the
Foundation waste on this "study" that you can't draw valid, generalizable
The distinction between quantitative and qualitative is for naught -
you can, and should, quantify what you mean when making qualitative
assessments. Especially if you will use them to bolster your arguments
about how to spend millions of dollars of donated money.
Honestly, you as much as admit that you have no idea what you're talking
about. You could at least be a little more collegial and a little less
accusatory if you are looking for good faith responses to your complaints.