Glenn Drover provides analysis on a survey that contributed to the OASW Decision
I would like to add a comment to the discussion on OASW’s decision to suspend membership in CASW.
One reason for the decision is a reference to a survey which OASW undertook on CASW in 2008, Based on that survey, OASW claims that “the majority of OASW respondents reported receiving “little value” from CASW membership”.
To assess that comment, I went back and looked at the survey. I do not understand how OASW came to such a conclusion.
It is based, in my judgment, upon a very biased reading of the survey. In it, only 13.6% of OASW members stated that OASW’ s affiliation with CASW added ‘no value’ to their membership.
By contrast, 41.3% said that it added significant or moderate value and 25.8% said that it had limited value. Another 19.2% said they did not have enough information to form an opinion.
I do not read those results as a negation of CASW. If anything, they are an endorsement.
Seems to me that OASW misconstrued the results of the survey or worst still, bent them to a predisposed decision.