I’ve heard of the IRB, but this is ridiculous

Jeff points me to this amazing story.

I just wish all those horrible people who sue and sue and sue could be linked in some sort of chain so they could just sue each other, and leave the rest of us out of it.

One Response to I’ve heard of the IRB, but this is ridiculous

  1. zbicyclist May 22, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    From your IRB link: “Kauffman said that anyone who has already seen the university’s survey, then puts together a supplemental one, could be considered to have derived the new survey from the existing one and could therefore be considered to have infringed the university’s copyright.”

    If taken seriously, this would be a black day for survey research. Surveys are often inspired by other surveys.

    Rensis Likert was still at ISR when I was a grad student there. We used to ponder how rich he’s be if he had a nickel for every time someone used a Likert scale.