RodneyRuxin wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:
Could you elaborate? I see the flaw in that "Only Harvard" is not an option and should be, but the "broadest" option includes 2 of the top 3, and the #1 IP school. I'm not following.
Cancel that... I see he's a 0L who has no business in a transfer forum. Any other thoughts?
Not a 0L.
People are going to choose the fourth option because it encompasses the first three. People will have the tendency to answer the broadest question because it requires no real mental effort on their part. Anyone who thinks H is the best, but that S/B would be okay too are going to choose this option, while if you made them pick a school they would choose H (which would give you a clearer idea of what school is the best choice). Make sense?
If this were a poll in a research project, you couldn't come to any solid conclusions about people's preference, all you could say is that most people think it's one of those three.
Perhaps people choose the broadest option because it includes 3 T10 schools and the TLS pool of knowledge almost impulsively says to transfer T14 whenever possible. If the poll were broken out to only one school per option, you would have everyone saying go H/S, and ultimately have no idea if they also think Berkeley is worth a transfer (albeit less worth it than H/S).