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How come black people never, ever, ever sign up for studies on campus? I've been running studies for a year now, and not once has a black person signed up.

Get off your butts! I'm missing a huge demographic in my data because of you guys.

27 comments

  1. We have like 12 on campus.......

    There are not many blacks in this area. I'm sure if you compared the sign-up rate to the demographics you would find the rates line up to some degree.

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    1. Actually many of my studies are off-campus and open to the public, and not always in Waterloo. I hypothesize they just don't give fuck.

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    2. maybe not many black people on campus. but there surely are many black people in kw region.

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  2. Too many asians for you?

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  3. If you want to find the black people, go to CIF when it's open basketball. They will be there. I'm actually serious.

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  4. Its not their fault that YOU are not reaching out to them specifically for YOUR research.

    Excuse me while I roll my eyes.

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    1. but they scary as fuck

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    2. lol what.

      I don't reach out to anybody. It is the duty of the interested participant to follow up on the advertisements for the study.

      In fact, I'm not even allowed to reach out to specific groups, if I did then I wouldn't have had my study approved by ethics.

      Sorry, as a scientist, and with the presented evidence, I have to conclude that black people are not interested in scientific endeavors.

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    3. It's nobody's duty to participate in your study. With the presented evidence, I conclude you're a loser with no friends.

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    4. It's humanity's duty to increase scientific knowledge.

      Get out.

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    5. With the presented evidence, I have to conclude op is a douchebag prone to over generalizations resulting from his sucky studies.

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  5. im black and I dont need to participate in your study if I dont want to. and tbh if someone like you is conducting it, i wouldn't want to be a participant due to your lack of professionalism.

    additionally, think about the demographics of KW region, dumbass

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    1. All I said was black people aren't interested in scientific studies man, and you've just said you don't want to... what's your problem?

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    2. So far n=1 here but I'd say the degree to which 5 confirmed your hypothesis warrants further investigation. You can test further by making a study that targets no one, asks only for their ethnicity in the questionnaire, is easy to access by literally everyone, and then compares the results to the best available demographics data.

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    3. Granted, "Black people don't care about studies" isn't going to win you much acclaim or fly as a thesis.

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  6. Tuskegee. That's why.

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  7. Black people don't care about studies, yet I'm a black person in the area of research who also conducts studies (on and off campus) and have ran black participants. If you really want more people from that demographic then maybe you should get off your butt. KW already doesn't have that large of a black populations, but with that being said there are communities. Try sending emails to black clubs/ associations and tell them to let their members know that you are recruiting (even better if you have a e-poster/flyer). If that doesn't work for you, try setting up your study in the GTA.

    It honestly just seems like you aren't even trying hard enough and are just complaining even though there is clearly more you can do. Black people aren't responsible for YOUR study and YOUR results. Unprofessional.

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  8. Most black people at this school are either in Accounting, Math, Science or Engineering. The only way they might end up going through one of your studies is if they take Psych 101 (or any other Psych course) as an elective. And most people in those areas (not just black people) don't like to take Psych courses because of the large amount of reading.

    Way to generalize OP...

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    1. "Most black people at this school are either in Accounting, Math, Science or Engineering." Any support for this opinion besides pulling it out of your ass?

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    2. @8.a I'm very involved in the black community of the school. Plus it's very clear that the OP's "lack of involvement from the black community" is reflecting thing. Students in these programs usually aren't found in SONA, it's pretty much Psych students doing study on Psych students or people talking a Psych class.

      The majority of black students that go here are international and either from Africa or Caribbean. Most Africans typically only really come to this school for it's superior Engineering program. Other than that they are usually in Accounting, Math, Econ or Science programs. The Caribbeans usually come for Accounting, Math, Econ, Science and Environment.

      If you did a survey of the black population of the school, you would find a break down that reflects that. But guess what, UW doesn't have public records of racial break downs, especially when looking into majors. I tried looking into it 2 years ago.

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  9. you're a fucking joke OP.

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  10. Why is it so crucial to have black people in your study?

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    1. It's a study on the IQ differences between races

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    2. LOL I wouldnt be surprised

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  11. I'm black and no one has reached out to me about a study. While there are a fair amount of black folks on campus, they are certainly out numbered by a lot of other races. Say there's 1 black student for every 100 students on campus which is a fairly reasonable approximation... "Theoretically" one of every 100 subjects in your study will be black.. That should explain alot. Plus if it's that important to have more black students in your studies, make the extra effort to reach out that demographic rather than just assuming we're too lazy to be invovlved

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