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Old 12-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #41
philipsmith
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Re: Measuring if/how martial arts helps one become a better person

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Geoff Byers wrote: View Post
Without a way to measure 'being a better person' we cannot tell what effect MA has, if any.

"I believe/My experience is/I think/I feel" - the plural of anecdote is not data.

I think MA makes you 200% a better person with every session. Meaningless without a yardstick. All we have is opinion.
In the studies I mentioned earlier they looked at easily measurable data such as school attendance, decrease in "bad" behaviours and/or disciplinary measures and exam results.

I guess it depends - as others have said- if that's how you define better!
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