Focus Groups

  I’ve written often about the concerns I have with research techniques.  This column was inspired by my attendance at a focus group.   I was just asked to attend some focus groups and I was reminded of the dozen or so reasons I don’t like them.   First, rich and busy people usually won’t […]

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Stirred, not Shaken

  Every now and then the topic of earthquakes comes up in Vancouver.  The most recent event was the 4.8 quake on 29 December, 2015.  I have worked on the topic of earthquakes for federal authorities for some years and continue to follow the issue. Vancouver’s emergency planning documents put the risk of an earthquake […]

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Today in History: July 9th

Politics: David Johnston is appointed the new governor-general of Canada (2010). Disaster: A train carrying dangerous chemicals derails in Manitoba, forcing 400 residents to leave their homes for six days (1991). Politics: President Eisenhower and Premier Khrushchev make verbal exchanges over Cuban (1960).

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