One minute survey on thanksgiving for my stats class

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  1. peteMG macrumors member

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    Hi All-

    I'm doing a project for my stats class, and have put together some real simple questions about the thanksgiving holiday. It'll take you a minute or less to do, and you can also sign up to see the results once I finish the analysis and report.

    http://pete.metoca.net/survey

    It's really really quick! Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    -pete
     
  2. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Okay, I'll bite ... my reply to your survey was recorded.
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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    It will be interesting to see the regional differences in favorites...and beverages: sweet tea for me!
     
  4. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Ok, I took your little survey. I to wonder what are regional differences there are.
     
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  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Seems pretty well thought-out. I'd be interested in the day trip vs. longer trip ratio.

    I did notice that in the meat type list it only considered poultry (I'm assuming Turkey). We also serve ham, oddly enough, which is what I generally eat.
     
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  9. efoto macrumors 68030

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    You have my answers.

    It would be interesting if you could post your findings once your survey is said and done.
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i did it! its just me my brother mom and dad and my grandma.... so its not exciting...
     
  11. Jesus macrumors 6502

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    Note to original poster, No 188 is in the UK

    BTW, that's me :D

    Jesus
     
  12. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Pedantic time: When you say "Gender:" and have a male/female dropdown menu, that's wrong. Gender is the name for the behaviors that culture attributes to each sex; sex is the physical equipment. You mean sex. :)

    Having said that, I filled it out! :)

    Edit: Also, I know it's normal to use "gender" for dropdown lists like that. Still wrong. ;)
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I was # 196.


    Oh wait thats not as cool is it......
     
  14. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    While I have to agree that the term "sex" would have been better, it is not wrong. One definition of gender from dictionary.com says, "The condition of being female or male; sex." Might not be PC, but still correct.
     
  15. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Stupid dictionaries, they're always wrong. ;) OK, I concede the point that with current usage, it's not necessarily wrong. I still think that it should be though. :)
     
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    i was 202.

    good survey. though the tough thing is that what i'm doing this year isn't necessarily the usual. but then again, i don't know ***** about stats so. hah
     
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  19. peteMG thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, my sister (majored in communications) gave me a lecture on that too. So would I put "man/woman?" I think i'd be more interested, for the purpose of this survey, in how people consider themselves (more so than what they've got in the pants)

    Thanks! It's lovingly crafted by hand.. no fancy HTML editors here..

    The response has been great, and I'll post a link here to my report - as well as send it via email to those of you who requested it - as soon as it's done.

    Thanks again! And feel free to send it on to other friends that might be interested. The more data, the better!
     
  20. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I filled it in as well, #230!

    How do you like stats? I'm going to be taking the class during spring quarter (I have to take calculus first this winter) so I was just wondering.
     
  21. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I just contributed as well.

    Glad I could help. Are you going to post the outcome of your survey here at MR?
     
  22. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    here are my comments

    This isn't scientific you need to restrict your subjects responses, and into a way you can quantify and qualify them
     
  23. jefhatfield Retired

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    not much of a thanksgiving type these days...all kids are grown up and in different parts of the world
     
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