The testing company conducting the Federal Government's controversial ISP filtering trial, Enex TestLab, has hit out at claims its methodology is faulty.
Late last month ARN reported the majority of ISPs had completed their ISP trials and used an opt-in system for selecting participants.
One expert in statistics described the method as “about the worst way you can do it”, with another senior lecturer from the Queensland University of Technology saying he would not have confidence in the results because of it.
Principal at Enex TestLab, Matt Tett, was not able to confirm or deny any of the information provided in ARN's articles and said his organisation’s hands were tied because of a confidentiality agreement.
But he was adamant that the criticism of Enex’s methodology was incorrect.
“There does appear to be some speculation, hearsay and re-hashing/re-distribution of unverified information in relation to Enex’ involvement in the project, naturally this is to be expected with such an ethically/politically emotive subject,” he said in an email.
“To say, however, that the methodology that we have used in the ISP filter trial is lacking, or flawed is incorrect.
“Enex TestLab, as always, remains independent, neutral and approaches all projects with an un-biased scientific approach ensuring that all our methodologies are subjectively constructed to ensure accuracy in the data collected and therefore the results produced, we apply peer-review and confidence factors to our analysis.”