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
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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