« on: March 21, 2007, 04:47:34 PM »
To the OP,
If your question was truly for a research paper on the feelings of African Americans and their reasoning for not posting their LSAT score, I would first have to question why this paper is of merit. Seeing that you can only generalize to those students on LSN and LSD it doesn't seem like a very representative sample. Secondly, by stating your position on this site, has it ever occurred to you that you might bias your already representative sample? Finally, chosing to draw your sample from a discussion board on affirmative action not only biases those already skewed and unrepresentative results that you found, but would certainly indicate to your sample that you have already made up your mind on this issue. Finally, despite having the worst sample I have ever seen, how could you possibly ever confirm the people you are sampling are even of the race that they say they are.
With that being said, why don't you come out and just post your gripe with affirmative action. If you want a real sample, then why don't you go to grad school and take some classes in survey design and research methods. If you want to post your gripe, then just do it. By the way, I am a white male so you don't have to jump to conclusions, but I guess you wouldn't know anyway would you!