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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 11:26 AM
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10. Yes... I've been doing them for some time now...
Clearly, he's got commercial sponsors on this poll, since there are lots of questions about consumer preference (coke versus pepsi, etc). But, there are also some pretty interesting questions and this time (I think the first time) he is collecting zipcodes, which offers some chance of looking at a regional distribution of responses. While this is the ultimate convenience sample (people have to sign up in order to be considered), it appears zogby does a selection method of those who signed up, which makes it more meaningful. Given that "random digit" phone surveys are becoming increasingly unreliable (many younger voters have no "land phone," probable clear differences between those who answer and those who refuse, etc., etc), this method of survey may show promise for the future. I think Zogby is collecting the information needed to validate it as a possible "accepted" method for the future.
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