From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:02:16 +0000 Archived: Tue, 06 Dec 2011 06:07:28 -0500 Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys >From: Michael Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 14:07:35 -0500 >Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys >>Maybe, you should consult with a shaman or psychotherapist >>before proceeding with your research. And, as I recommended >>possibly contacting Dr. Rick Strassman (www.rickstrassman.com) >>or accessing the government website for information regarding >>Informed Consent Form. >>I was hoping the above would be seen as helpful not being >>critical of your wanting to do the research. >>Just because someone wants to provide information doesn't >>mean you should take advantage of their desire to do so. >While I am a fan of Strassman's work, and of the principle of >informed consent, Strassman's research involved injecting people >with a powerful psychedelic (DMT) in an institutional setting. >A survey, essentially asking questions and receiving answers, in >no way should be seen as requiring the type of formal paperwork >and review as a study like Strassman's. A survey is simply a >survey or information gathering exercise people will voluntarily >contribute to. >I don't understand why you think any sort of consent form is >necessary here=E2=80=93people who provide data are doing so willingly, >and the researchers are not responsible for their well-being. Michael: I was the staff liaison on UCLA's Human Subject Protection Committee. Questionnaires and non-invasive studies came under Federal Regulations. There is nothing simple about "collecting" data on volunteering subjects. It looks to me that I am dealing - on this List - with people who have never done a formal study. BTW, I am one of the people who called out John Mack in his lack of developing a protocol and administering an ICF. He set a bad example as to how a researcher should be interacting with volunteers. Believed me, he did not set a standard that should be replicated. His heart was in the right place, but he ignored having a protocol. He or his institution could have been easily sued by a volunteer who might have suffered adverse side effects. As I said, in my view, ufo researchers are reckless when interacting with people willing to volunteer details of their experiences. 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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