On Jan 10, 2013, at 10:38 AM, Michael Paul Goldenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So please demand to see the data from the study I worked on in the early 1990s. I will then contact the National Science Foundation and request the non-disclosure forms the researchers signed, guaranteeing anonymity to the participants and the school/district.
Well, I have provided an example of a response that Boaler could have provided, she of course can fill in the details. Also note that in my example of a response I do not divulge any information not already divulged in the original study, other than a more transparent explanation. I don't think the issue starts with identifying the schools (which other studies often do) and it certainly has nothing to do with identifying the students. The issues starts with her statements regarding success but with no reasonable data or explanation offered by her to qualify that success. But even if she had qualified and explained better the results in her study, there still must be an avenue for an independent researcher to verify those results. I might not qualify as an "independent researcher" but I certainly thought someone like Milgram or Bishop would. Finally, I saw a few posts regarding new policies by the NSF that data be more transparent and accessible. So maybe this is no longer an issue.