Posted: 21 May 2011 at 9:46pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Mihirism
Originally posted by return_to_hades
Mihir, I think you misconstrued what Bandicoot said. She was merely debating the veracity of online poll statistics. It was unfair of you to bring up Josh/Jalwa comparison into the matter because she was not alluding to anything related to the teams at all. Her arguments would be valid if it was an online poll between apples and mangoes too.
This is why fans can be difficult to deal with sometimes, even neutral points are construed in a way to favor one side or another.
I wasn't comparing Jalwa and Josh...I was debating on the voting part of it.
If it has bias then then there's only one possibility... apple has more fans but they refrain from voting on such polls. While mango fans are very less but they keep voting through proxies hence majority of votes are towards mangoes... Is that what she meant?
Yes all polls have bias, but that doesn't mean people have stopped collecting data through it. Major companies do their surveys through voluntary voting and base their future projects on it.
All she said was that online polls are flawed for various statistical reasons. You are infering it to mean that it means something more sinister related to fans.
Yes businesses use polls and surveys. However, these polls are statistically constructed by experts. A lot more goes into a poll where business investment is involved like whether to invest in apple orchards or mango groves.
Online polls which you keep posting all over are frivolous and meaningless. They are constructed for fun not for statistical validity and prediction. Its just bad data. You only discredit yourself by presenting bad data.