[Foundation-l] Usability Study Results (Sneak Preview)

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Fri May 8 14:30:13 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at 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
> think
> 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
> conclusions from?
> 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.


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