Fwd: [UASR]> FWD (UFO UpDate) New York Times Vs. *U* UFO Database
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From: "Terry W. Colvin" <fortean1@...>
To: "Forteana [Alternate Orphan]" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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Subject: [UASR]> FWD (UFO UpDate) New York Times Vs. *U* UFO Database
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 05:07:35 +0100
From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch@...>
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 14:08:57 -0800
Subject: New York Times Vs. *U* UFO Database
Professor Allan Mazur of Syracuse University has done a study
comparing sightings frequencies over the years, plotting a
normalized graph of NYT counts (in black) and *U* Database
counts (in red) in this new article online:
I was surprised at the apparent level of agreement, suggesting
press coverage and *U* counts correlate fairly strongly.
One interesting thing is that my peak at 1968 came after the NYT
peak in 1967, while my 1995 peak came before the NYT peak in
Per his Syracuse University curriculum vitae: Allan Mazur, a
sociologist and an engineer, is professor of public affairs in
the Maxwell School of Syracuse University (NY), where he has
taught since 1971. Prior to that he was a member of the social
science faculties of MIT and Stanford University, and he has
worked for some years in the aerospace industry. He has a B.S.
in physics (IIT, 1961), and M.S. in engineering (UCLA, 1964) and
a Ph.D. in sociology (Johns Hopkins, 1969).
I presume Mazur will be completing a paper before long, one
which will examine the statistics etc. in terms of sociology
rather than anything anomalous or of a nuts-and-bolts nature.
- Larry Hatch
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