We have always asked SOT members for their feedback.
For example click here and also click here. Although this feedback is mostly subjective it remains a valid indication of the many ways that SOT members have applied their training to produce benefits and positive results in their life and work.
However, this kind of subjective evidence cannot replace scientifically validated research and there is an opportunity for SOT to see that such research is properly conducted.
Starting in 2011-2012, we are planning to fund a range of focused and scientific research projects on different aspects of SOT metacognition training to explore the question: Does it work?
School of Thinking Research Committee
SOT is currently planning to appoint a Research Committee (SOT RC) of ten eminent people, the majority of whom will have appropriate experience in reviewing research. The Research Committee will ensure that the research undertaken is scientific in nature.
Those persons appointed to the SOT RC will have a proven ability to direct a research program of high quality and scientific merit, as evidenced by their academic qualifications and professional appointments.
The Role of SOT RC
SOT RC will determine the research activities which are to be funded from the SOT Research Fund and award research grants on the basis of scientific quality as judged by peer-review. SOT RC will foster publication and dissemination of research results within and beyond the School of Thinking.