Monthly Archives: September 2015

Survey Research and Rock and Roll

Exercising at Olive Park the other day, listening to rock and roll on my Walkman, I heard a line from Rush – “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” – and that reminded me of … Continue reading

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Unreliability of Answers to Sensitive Questions

Periodically, I receive a Survey News Bulletin from a university survey research unit; with rare exception, each acknowledges the unreliability of answers to questions. The following is my edited version of a Survey News Bulletin concerning the unreliability of answers … Continue reading

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Review of Robert Epstein, Empowerment as Ceremony

Yesterday, I posted on Amazon.com my review of William Epstein’s, Empowerment as Ceremony: Demolition of Empowerment and a Major Omission William Epstein’s, Empowerment as Ceremony, is an extensively researched, documented, and well-deserved demolition of empowerment practices. A major omission (noted … Continue reading

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Polls Not Good Predictors

Polls are not good predictors of electoral outcomes; for example, “Mitt Romney’s team in 2012 expected victory based on polls, but their own base was not fired up enough to turn out in winning numbers while President Barack Obama’s base … Continue reading

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Only Answers Of A Certain Sort

Survey researchers and those who rely on survey research only accept answers of a certain sort; i.e., answers consistent with what they consider to be true or correct.  Unwanted answers are rejected and efforts made to produce the sort desired.  … Continue reading

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