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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 15. 1969.

Lack Of Q.A. Knowledge

Lack Of Q.A. Knowledge

The head of the Political Science Department. Professor Brookes, said:

"The reason that students are unable to do Political Sociology this year, is that they do not have the necessary knowledge of quantitive analysis statistics.

"It is pointless to run on

Honours Course if students have no knowledge or Q.A. statistics, but I only found this out when I offered a test on this subject.

"I was not prepared to offer a substitute at such short notice.

"A wider range was available but nobody could do Q.A. statistics, thus if a narrower range is left, it is not my fault", he said.

Professor Roberts said: "Professor Brookes agreed to offer a Political Sociology course, which is not really part of his responsibility.

"This of course is normally the field of Dr. Robinson who deals with pressure groups, but this being an emergency with Dr. Robinson and another senior away, we did the best we could.

"We admit that it is less than satisfactory from the student point of view but at honour level you must have men in their specialty.

"We regret that we can't offer the ordinary Political Sociology by Dr. Robinson, we regret the short notice, but this does not seriously restrict the choices", he said.