Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir


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Mark Schuldenfrei <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:47:30 -0500
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On 12/8/2014 3:39 PM, Maerwynn of Holme wrote:
> As someone who has written test banks and surveys -- that survey was
> horrible and biased. However, it is nearly impossible to write a survey
> that is balanced and without bias of some kind.

But this one was pretty serious.

For example - the reports state the question was: "45 - Should SCA 
participants be able to receive a peerage for excellence in non-armored 
combat or other martial activities"?

But the actual question was this:

   "The SCA currently has peerages for excellence in armored combat
   (Chivalry), arts and sciences (Laurel), and service (Pelican),
   as well as for activities as royals (Rose, royal peerage). Should
   SCA participants be able to receive a peerage for excellence
   in non armored combat or other martial activities (for example,
   fencing, archery and the like)?

   (If you answer 'Yes', you will be asked additional information
   about your opinion)"

Note the less-than-passive introductory text, which makes it sound as
if this is a matter of fairness.

Note the promise of an opportunity to provide additional input if you
answer "Yes".

The people that clicked yes were all reported as favoring a new
Peerage, even if they didn't actually do so.


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