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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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  -I just got emailed a Zogby online poll - looks legit. elbayl  Aug-14-04 09:38 AM   #0 
  - do it.  amber dog democrat   Aug-14-04 09:44 AM   #1 
  - I got it and replied yesterday.....and I will admit...  eaprez   Aug-14-04 10:06 AM   #2 
  - The part that got me was the question about what flavor of ice cream I  scmirage   Aug-14-04 10:25 AM   #3 
     - Statisticians love all kinds of things to categorize people by.  Zynx   Aug-14-04 10:31 AM   #4 
  - I'm doing the poll right now  mcar   Aug-14-04 10:32 AM   #5 
  - I can see it now--"And in poll news today. . .it seems that  scmirage   Aug-14-04 10:39 AM   #6 
  - I'll bet that's some statistics grad student's "pet" research question...  hlthe2b   Aug-14-04 11:29 AM   #11 
  - I've been particpating in poll  watercolors   Aug-14-04 10:40 AM   #7 
  - Bush's failures and accomplishments had same answers  elbayl   Aug-14-04 10:43 AM   #8 
  - This one's legit  footinmouth   Aug-14-04 10:49 AM   #9 
  - Yes... I've been doing them for some time now...  hlthe2b   Aug-14-04 11:26 AM   #10 

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