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Internet and Men survey

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:44 pm

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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby chris.ph » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:07 pm

nope, food, lager, cigars and books all come before the internet, ohhh and i forgot rugby and cars
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Ghost » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:11 pm

chris.ph wrote:nope, food, lager, cigars and books all come before the internet, ohhh and i forgot rugby and cars

what about watches :?: :mrgreen:
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby chris.ph » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:13 pm

thats an obsession :D :D
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:15 pm

Did you have a look at the rather pricey ones ina recent post Chris. :mrgreen:
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby chris.ph » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:18 pm

i honestly cant remember, i spend most of my evenings looking at expensive watches :lol: :lol:
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Ghost » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:22 pm

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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:24 pm

chris.ph wrote:i honestly cant remember, i spend most of my evenings looking at expensive watches :lol: :lol:

It was this one Chris.
http://news.cnet.com/2300-17938_105-10017133.html
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby raptornx01 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:34 pm

notice it said that internet actually came in at number 2? that sex was more important? well, there's you answer.

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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:40 pm

That one is quite funny, but the one with the Sesame street characters is a scream. :lol:
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:43 pm

What a stupid survey. Presumably it was self selecting via a specific website and therefore automatically skewed in the direction the polsters wanted. See How to Lie With Statistics one of the best books on the subject even though it was first published in the 1950's
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Square12 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:49 pm

Exactly, I was thinking the same mad,
Obvious example would be interviewing people coming out of a supermarket what cat food their cat prefers,, but only asking people with the brand you want them to say, in their trolley. Or outside a supermarket which only sells your brand etc!
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:16 am

There's an advert on at the moment (I've seen it on 4oD) for some sort of foot care machine that makes the boast that "93% of Cosmopolitan readers" thought this item was excellent (or something like that). I thought it a bit odd that 93% had actually tried one. In the small print of the ad, it said that was based on 105 readers polled. That is quite a boast based on such a small survey.

I am not a fan of opinion polls. Firstly they exclude a huge amount of people who can't be bothered to answer poll questions and include the sort of person who makes up the answers for fun, or replies with the answers that they think will make him/her look better.

To sort of prove this point, several years ago on this site, I started a poll asking who wore glasses. If those results are to be believed, then it would appear that the majority of the population of the world wore glasses. This is clearly not the case. :snooty: :naughty:
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:50 am

Meh, stuff like that aren't meant to be taken seriously. besides, ofcourse it's skewed, you are asking people what they think about the internet, over the internet.
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Re: Internet and Men survey

Postby hnorwood » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:38 pm

Tonyblack wrote:There's an advert on at the moment [..] it said that was based on 105 readers polled. That is quite a boast based on such a small survey.


I saw that, too - I took it that Cosmo's circulation had fallen to 105 and would soon fold. :D
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