Survey for 11 year old

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  1. papabeargary macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I hope this is an appropriate post here.

    My daughter is doing a survey for school. She's asking a survey question to a random group and then a "biased" group.

    The question she chose was: "How would you rate the Mac Computer on a scale of 1-5 (five being the best).

    Her random sample (customers in Loews Hardware store) was pretty positive for the mac. She needs 20 answers from Mac users now.

    Thank you in advance for helping with her assignment if you would be willing to answer the above.

    -Gary
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Vote 2: I would rate it as a four. Not perfect but good.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I will take the question "How do you rate the Mac computing platform as a whole on a scale of 1-5?"

    4.
     
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  5. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    When ranked against other computers AND operating systems, I have to say 5.
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'd go for four. Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but my Macs do what I need them to do and they do it well.
     
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  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Overall: 5


    Reasoning:

    Okay, comparing Apple's operating system vs competitors, I'd give Apple a 5.

    Comparing Apple's design and engineering, I'd give them a 5.

    Comparing Apple's hardware lineup, 4, because while it's very good, but there are certain limitations (no Conroe, no way to get a powerful graphics card without exceeding $2300 by purchasing the professional machines).

    Comparing Apple's support, I'd give a 3.

    However, the question was not how I'd rate Apple, but how I'd rate the product, so I'm not sure if support counts.

    Between 5/5/4/3, 4 seems like a sensible choice. I'd go 4.5 if given the option though (9/10).


    HOWEVER, since there are no computers I would pick over a Mac, I think I must give the Mac a 5 since otherwise I preclude anyone else from ever receiving a 5 from me...additionally, since I don't think Apple's Support is counted as part of the survey (we're only talking about the product), I'd be averaging between 5/5/4, which is closer to 5.
     
  11. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    4. Another great but not perfect. For doing some things I prefer other OS's/machines.
     
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  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    4

    (EDIT: This is vote 14 of the 20 required by my count. :) )
     
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    4, because of the QC problems I had to go through.
     
  17. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Comparing it to competitors, 5


    Edit: By the way, I feel like I should point out that if the point of this project is to demonstrate the difference a biased perspective can make, it should be emphasized that a randomly chosen group will usually be rather biased as well, it's just not quite as clear where their bias comes from.
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Have just closed this to prevent too many more one-word posts as we have our required twenty votes. Thanks.
     
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