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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: Life Extension Values Clarification Survey -- PLEASE DISTRIBUTE!!
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:33:34 +0200

On 21 Apr 2006, at 20:59, Kennita Watson wrote:

> On Apr 21, 2006 David Stodolsky
> <> wrote:
>> ...
>> A normal research design would first measure attitudes and then
>> undertake an attitude change intervention, followed by a retest of
>> attitudes. Your shortcut looks like it yields neither clean attitude
>> data nor attitude change.
>> Instead of starting from scratch, a review of the literature would be
>> more likely to yield scales that reliably measure attitudes, etc.
> David, please elucidate.  "The literature".  Which
> literature, and on which topics?

"The literature" refers to scientific publications. In this case,  
psychology would be the focus, since it includes attitude change.  
Within this area, there is a handbook of psychological tests,  
previous work on attitudes toward cryonics, death and dying, etc.  
that could be starting points for investigation. The Journal of  
Thanatology and similar publications could also serve as a starting  

The topics would depend upon the objective of the survey.


David Stodolsky    Skype: davidstodolsky

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