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How valid is the data from TMC polls?

How useful is the polling data gathered from TMC polls?


  • Total voters
    31

Lyon

2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D
Dec 26, 2011
2,004
215
Eugene, Oregon
:biggrin:

Sorry, mods can feel free to delete this without hurting my feelings but I really just couldn't help myself.

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I voted for scary....
 

bollar

Disgruntled Member
May 1, 2013
2,667
878
Southlake, TX
I wish the polling feature was disabled. Nobody here knows how to write a good polling question and the results are useless.

//signed//
Crabby
 

scaesare

Well-Known Member
Mar 14, 2013
8,357
13,803
NoVA
I voted "Other"

Using a self selecting statistically invalid poll to determine of polls are valid (due to their self selecting nature), violates some sort of recursive principle of Ptyhonesque Physics, and will undoubtedly crash the server.
 

Lyon

2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D
Dec 26, 2011
2,004
215
Eugene, Oregon
I voted "Other"

Using a self selecting statistically invalid poll to determine of polls are valid (due to their self selecting nature), violates some sort of recursive principle of Ptyhonesque Physics, and will undoubtedly crash the server.

It's also making me giggle like a little kid! :biggrin:
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
The problem is that the samples, as with this poll, are simply too small to deduct anything terribly useful. If we could get pretty much every owner to take the polls, it would be better. Easier said than done, for sure. But I still enjoy taking participating and seeing the results.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,706
22,701
Texas
And I'm not sure that dispositive is the correct word:

adjectiverelating to or bringing about the settlement of an issue or the disposition of property: such litigation will rarely be dispositive of any question.• Law dealing with the disposition of property by deed or will: the testator had to make his signature after making the dispositive provisions.• dealing with the settling of international conflicts by an agreed disposition of disputed territories: a peace settlement in the nature of a dispositive treaty.

 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
The problem is that the samples, as with this poll, are simply too small to deduct anything terribly useful. If we could get pretty much every owner to take the polls, it would be better. Easier said than done, for sure. But I still enjoy taking participating and seeing the results.

That would be a good first step. The second is dealing with bias in answers: making them more neutral and being careful to eliminate overlap. If you can solve the self-selection problem, then you correct for the apathy bias somewhat.
 

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