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Re: conference mode pseudoname

Posted by alexandra_k on December 29, 2005, at 0:21:07

In reply to Re: conference mode alexandra_k, posted by pseudoname on December 28, 2005, at 23:15:10

> I have seen psychologists in conference mode figuratively rip to shreds a grad student who gave a presentation challenging some basic ideas in a certain sub-field. It was fun to watch, since I didn't like the guy. (Yes, I had an evil streak once.)

Yes. That was what I was thinking of. That happens a lot in philosophy too. In fact... That should be the aim. Anything left standing at the end of the day is considered 'not bad' ;-)

Seriously though I don't imagine it would be all THAT bad. Firstly, Dr Bob has talked about Babble before so I imagine he has had a chance to warm people to the notion of self help internet boards. And I'm guessing he won't be saying much of anything he hasn't said before, so I'm guessing people won't object anymore than they have previously...

If you undermine the basic assumptions of a field you can expect to be met with serious opposition. Because a lot rests on basic assumptions and if you advocate changing them then the ramifications of that... That is why it is wise to subject that to serious critique.

But I'm thinking this won't really be about that...

> But maybe these docs, although in conference mode, will be *very* aware that we are fragile consumers.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Maybe my experience is out but my experience is that p-docs aren't generally all that concerned... Maybe mine were just overworked or whatever?

> > And I also think Dr Bob should obtain informed consent.

> We come full circle back to this. What is the "informed consent" Bob should obtain. (That's posed rhetorically.) Alex, I know that you've said you don't really know what it would be, but we'd be putting a rather unfair burden on Dr Bob, if we were repeatedly telling him he should obtain something we can't define.....

I think Dr Bob should get ethical approval for this one...




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