I thank Drs Novack and Crockett1 for
their comments. Asking an insightful question, planning a study around the
objective, and collecting information honestly and ethically are key steps
in advancing knowledge. Simple to say; hard to do. Of concern is the ad hoc
way that some projects come about. Without proper design and conduct, no analysis
can come to the rescue.
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