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Re: My answer was suspect...
Posted By: Michael J McMillan In Response To: I did not participate in this but . . . . (Sandi Moses)
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008, at 10:47 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: I did not participate in this but . . . . (Sandi Moses)
My answers, at the bottom of the third page if I remember right, concerned products that I might use in each category. My answers were "none", "of the" "above". The rest of the questionaire asked me how I liked "None", how it compared to other products, would I recommend "none" to a friend and so on. There's the flaw in an online survey: Since it can't think like a human, it can't toss out an obviously flawed response. It stuck with "none" throughout the rest of the survey.
The survey did reject one thing I answered. For "Year you were born" I answered "1492". It rejected that answer and requested that I put in the year I was born again. For the rest-- take every answer given with a very large grain of salt.
>> One of the worst was for a certain home improvement store. It started
>> out by asking which brands of stores were within reasonable driving
>> distance from me, and then asked which ones I had ever visited. One in
>> particular I had never been to - and still haven't. That is what I checked
>> on the survey - never been in this store.
>> They then proceeded for the entire rest of the survey to ask me to
>> compare everything imaginable about the store in question - that mind you
>> they had already been told I had never been to - with every aspect of the
>> "How would you compare the lighting, aisles, neatness, customer
>> service, product availability, etcetera ad nauseum in Store A to Store B
>> to Store C?"
>> "Other" and "N/A" were of course not options.
>> Stupid stupid stupid.
>> Presumably the designer of this survey received a marketing degree at
>> some university. Perhaps taking polls or surveys such as you mentioned
>> above would not at all be an embarrassment because that is how
>> universities teach students to do it.
>> Maybe marketing majors should be required to minor in statistics.
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