Monday, September 24, 2012

The Possible Human, Possible Society

Study update information
Just after Barak Obama was inaugerated in January, 2009, I (Anastasia) set out to discover, by way of a study, the Possible Human, Possible Society Study, to what extent American citizens were intent on following the “activate the grassroots” agenda this new president seemed to be promoting.

Super Sleuth

The study, temporarily shelved between early 2009 until the 2011 debt ceiling debate crisis, was then launched as a New Horizons’ test project  on August 1, 2011.  Following that, the interview time span was officially set at January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015, allowing for preliminaries and start up testing of interviews strategies.

Since the launching date, the study has been quite an adenture; intriguing,  thought provoking and fun!  Once announced, with preliminaries barely set, the study  immediately took off like a fast moving hurricane.  Designed to center around the interviews of four hundred individuals in four different categories (Twelve Step participants, spiritually identified people outside of the Twelve Step model, mainstream individuals and close to the White House people), living within the one hundred mile radius of the Washington D.C. White House, the study thus was set in motion.
To date we have now interviewed close to  seventy-five people, some briefly, others more indepth –and – have uncovered  some fascinating findings. Presently, following a lull and some necessary down time for assessments, we are  moving into another high gear round. (As Sue noted in our recent New Horizons board minutes, study momentum depends on me, Anastasia, as the architect of the study and chief investigator. As a result there have been times of intense involvement with the study on my part, as well as necessary evaluations of progess by board members, reorganization and related down times.)

Now we are buiding up to another round of high gear momentum. So look for more and more study reports and articles on study-related projects and programs.
More to come.

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