From: Cathy Reason <CathyM.nul> Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 18:46:46 -0000 Archived: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 08:00:12 -0500 Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience' >From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:36:36 +0000 >Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience' There's no way I can let this one go. >At least psychological and psychiatric research has far better >standards than anything used by alien abduction researchers >(hypnosis over the phone - gasp of horror, naming no names). This is laughable, given the degree of conceptual muddle which prevails in psychological research (the confused understanding of "operationalization" which is exactly the reverse of what Bridgeman intended, the subjectivity and lack of rigor in the interpretation of evidence, the regurgitation of paradigmatic assumptions in the guise of "experimental" data); and the appalling standards of methodology which have afflicted psychiatry for decades (lack of control groups, clinical judgements based on opinion instead of evidence, the dominance of pseudoscientific fads such as psychoanalysis). I have no experience Of Abduction Research, So I Can't Comment On Its Deficiencies one way or the other. But anyone who is claiming some special quality for psychological and psychiatric research is selling snake oil. Cathy 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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