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Coming from an academic background, I get really annoyed when I see sneaky/poor research being done. Not to mention research that is vaguely threatening to the groups it purports to be "trying" to "understand".

Please read this post by the mods of kink_bingo, and don't do that survey that's going around. The one with this banner:



I repeat, don't do that survey! And if you have already, it sounds like there's a way that you can go back in and change/delete all of your answers. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] silentdescant for the heads up on twitter. Unlocked so everyone gets the message. Feel free to pass the link to the kink_bingo mod post around.

ETA: It appears that they took the survey down to "edit" and "improve" it. Bullshit. Either way, don't take it when it inevitably re-surfaces.

Date: 2009-08-31 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allyndra.livejournal.com
When I think of how many people have gone through hell to get their thesis/dissertation research projects approved by the IRB, and then I see sloppy, bad research like this ... Grrrrr.

Date: 2009-08-31 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Exactly. The IRB is there to protect the participants (well, and technically the researcher as well, but ya know) and to me it seems like the new way to "get around it" is to put up a survey on the internet. Definitely does not make me happy. It's really worrying, actually.

Date: 2009-08-31 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesamefire.livejournal.com
it looks like they've taken the survey itself down for some undefined period of time while they revise it. to which i have to say, lol good luck with that.

i have enjoyed the epic amounts of smackdown that the "researchers" have been receiving, though! i am always into schadenfreude but i am particularly tickled by this instance of it, because they fucking deserve it.

Date: 2009-08-31 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Agreed. Just desserts are the best kind.

Date: 2009-08-31 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] harborshore.livejournal.com
*points up* [livejournal.com profile] thesamefire pointed it out to me, and oh my god, this is stupid science. And offensive. And stupid.

Date: 2009-08-31 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Pretty much yeah. :\

Date: 2009-08-31 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentdescant.livejournal.com
I just got through reading all most of the comments on their LJ, where they tried failed to answer questions, and oh my god, it is amazing how much ignorance and condescension and just plain old idiocy they're exhibiting. And not making any apologies at all. I do love seeing them skewered by people--by fans--smarter than them, though. hahahaha

*matching pornface!Frank icon*

I feel like I say this a lot, but I love fandom.

Date: 2009-08-31 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Giant fail for real. Boo. :\

Date: 2009-08-31 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] escherzo.livejournal.com
Their idiocy in the responses in that post are just--I've got nothing. The research is bad, the whole thing is sketchy, and I am very glad they are getting the smackdown they deserve courtesy of fandom.

Date: 2009-09-01 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
I haven't looked, as I really don't want to be tempted to comment, and I've heard tell that they're tracking IP addresses and I don't even want to get in the middle of something that sketchy. :\

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