After the Audit Section MYM I was am amazed at the number and quality of experiential surveys and interview based studies at the meeting. Top people from both an archival and experimental background are doing these studies and have been following the various suggestions that gibbins, myself and our co-authors put forth over the years to improve quality!!!
It seems like a majority of both experimental and archival sessions have either one or the other of these study types as one of the three or four studies being presented. Yet 20 years ago gibbins and i were considered “odd” with our interest in data from the field. Only goes to show what two determined Canadians can do to the world! Eh??.?