If you read carefully
Thanks for your
comments on my paper ["Cyber
clash"]. Please be assured that this article was not intended
to make any generalizations about Iranian youth. If you read carefully,
I have tried to qualify this research, my conclusions and my interviews,
and by no means do I present this as scientific "data" on the
whole of Iranian young people:
"By no means do the results of this questionnaire claim to represent
the entire generation of Iranian youth; instead, it is only meant to give
a microscopic sample of some of the ideas and attitudes of young Iranians."
This project was done for a class on Clash of Civilizations and included
eight Iranian young men on the internet who were chosen for the sole reason
that they had online access and joined chatrooms. I realize that this is
a very elite group of young people and is not representative of the population.
This is not a grand social experiment as you talk about and I fully appreciate
your views regarding the "clash of civilizations" debate; this
is an important global debate with many different and valid viewpoints
from around the world.
Also, I am aware that despite one's best efforts, a degree of subjectivity
always plays a role in any analysis. Finally, I would be happy to provide
you with my questionnaires, however, I do ask for you not to share them
freely with others. Please feel free to contact me at <email@example.com>.