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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

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Supporting Member
Mar 8, 2012
20,440
27,189
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
7,028
1,025
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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