Tag Archives: survey research

Does Having Sex Boost Work Performance?

According to survey researchers in The Journal of Management, married people who have sexual intercourse at night have increase work performance at their offices the next day.  This may or may not be true because the research is based on self-reports … Continue reading

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Unreliability of Polls Acknowledged

The unreliability of polls is acknowledged by more people with each passing day.  A case in point is a Chicago Tribune article by Art and Art History Professor, Eddie Chambers.  Here are a few of his comments: “What we witnessed … Continue reading

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Pre-Election Polling Unreliable

Pre-election polling is unreliable and acknowledged as such by survey researchers.  Here are some comments from a newsletter published by a university survey research center, followed by a copy of the newsletter: “many media polls showing a variety of results” … Continue reading

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Interviewer Effects Unexamined

Interviewers affect answers and, thereby, make answers unreliable.  As indicated in the newsletter below from a university survey research center, survey researchers acknowledge as much and, moreover, admit they do not examine these effects.  This newsletter is part of what … Continue reading

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Katz and Hyman’s Contributions to the Counter Literature to Survey Research

My blog post, Counter Literature to Survey Research, is a collection of statements that help make the case against survey research as a way to find out what’s really going on.  When I find additional research and comments that demonstrate … Continue reading

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Interviewers Skew Answers

Interviewers/askers skew answers because their personal characteristics (e.g., ethnicity, gender), manner of speaking, types of questions asked and not asked, and so on, affect interviewees’ responses.  Here’s Jonah Goldberg’s comment about how interviewer Brianna Keilar affected Hillary Clinton’s answers about her emails: “After … Continue reading

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Review: D. Paul Sullins, Keeping the Vow: The Untold Story of Married Priests

As part of my efforts efforts to reduce confidence in survey research (any instrument or procedure that asks questions, which may, or may not, be answered) I post critiques of books based on survey research on Amazon, my blog, and Facebook. Here’s … Continue reading

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