Gareth Lock


Malmesbury, UK


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Published on May 13, 2014

Ethics Committee Outcome

Hi All,The Ethics committee met on Thursday last week and have said that I can proceed with all of the data that I have collected so far although I need to make specific comment in the thesis about...

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Published on Apr 16, 2014

Keeping on Going...

A quick note to all my backers providing some good news and some neutral news.The good news first. I have asked the University on a number of occasions to clarify the position regarding the funds r...

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Published on Apr 03, 2014

Update on Progress - Ethics Concerns from University

Firstly, many thanks for your fantastic support in helping raising the funds for this important research project, and secondly, for having the patience whilst I resolved matters with the University...

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Published on Mar 06, 2014

Project Suspension

Dear Contributors,I have some bad news. Because crowd-sourced funding is still very new to my institution, the department is still figuring out how to deal with these types of funds. Today I got an...

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Published on Feb 28, 2014

What's The Data Look Like So Far...? One Week to End of Crowd-Source Funding Capture

One of the challenges in gaining support for a project like this is that it is a long-game. This isn't just limited to data collection terms, but also analysis and the changes that ...

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Published on Feb 19, 2014

What's in a Word? Is it Raining or is that Red?

"Taxonomic distinctions are regulated by the social rules in which the taxonomies in which they function are used. ...most fights start from the assumption that words, sentences and...

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Published on Feb 07, 2014

The hardest thing to prove is the obvious!

Why should the community support my research project by making a donation? What is in it for you? In a nutshell, to be part of the cultural change required to improve diving safety....

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Published on Feb 05, 2014

Scores on the Doors!

This is quick note to provide some feedback on where the survey has got to, and what some of the results are. These are quick read-outs and don't have any statistical analyses appl...

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Published on Jan 31, 2014

Why Do I Personally Do this Research?

As I put up the budget section of the proposal, I realised how much I have invested in trying to improve diving safety - that is the monetary cost, and doesn't include the time I ha...

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MM, thanks for the positive feedback, it is very much appreciated. As it says right at the top of the front page, I doubt that the final results of my research will come as a surprise to anyone interested or involved in diving safety, but this is the first time that the data is being captured in this form and subjected to robust processes. I am keen that this research, and where possible, the raw data is made freely and publicly available - there is no point in keeping this information locked up when it involves the whole diving community, which includes supervisory and organisational frameworks. Cultural change can start at the bottom, but ultimately it needs to be led from the top.
Mar 01, 2014
The Role of Human Factors in SCUBA Diving Incidents and Accidents
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Helen, thanks for the feedback. That is broadly my definition too. Stats can be very badly used, especially if you don't provide the context under which they were developed or validated. Thanks again for being a backer. It is appreciated.
Feb 20, 2014
The Role of Human Factors in SCUBA Diving Incidents and Accidents
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