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  1. Feb 2019
    1. Due to our emotional distress measure having little prior validation, and our physical distress measure being entirely new, we first provide data to support the appropriateness of the two measures.

      An example of survey validation using Crombach's alpha.

  2. Jan 2019
    1. Both researchers and practitioners have seemed to have socially defined some notion of disaster phases for their use. The researchers' job is to create theoretical clarification.

      Again arguing for more theoretical weight to disaster research to provide a framework for critical inquiry (validity, reliability, etc.) and generalizability.

  3. Nov 2016
    1. The survey data is robust, but perhaps of a bit small sample size to be statistically sound. This is however helped by the fact that the survey was run over two consequent years.

      The paper makes several unfounded claims using words like "guarantees" - I believe this is more of an English language/grammar issue than actual claims. See detailed comments in-line.

  4. Feb 2014
    1. For my part, I shall not say that this or that story is true, but I shall identify the one who I myself know did the Greeks unjust deeds, and thus proceed with my history, and speak of small and great cities of men alike.

      Hdt. 1.5 Herodotus admits that these things are hearsay and does not take a side, only tells both sides of the story.