Lecture Slides Feb 17

Lecture Slides Feb 17 - Polling Details: Ethics, Questions...

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1 Polling Details: Ethics, Questions and Responses POLS107 February 17, 2010 Professor Jackson SURVEY PROJECT SIGN-UP! Dates: Mon 3/15 – Wed 3/24 (4:30-8:30pm), including Sat 3/20 (10am-6pm) Sign up for ONE four-hour shift On Sat. 3/20, sign up for any four-hour block between 10-6 Please note if you are a Spanish speaker! Talk to Prof. Jackson ASAP if you are unable to sign up for one of these time slots Polling Ethics Legitimate research methods Reporting all relevant info Sample size, sampling method Margin of error Exact question wordings, order Identify poll sponsor Admitting mistakes Non-solicitation Not revealing respondent names No push polling, telemarketing!!!
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2 Potential Polling Problems: The Questions! Question wording Question order Response options Question Wording Issues: Multiple Stimuli “I believe in free speech for all, no matter what their views might be.” 89% Agree “Suppose an admitted Communist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak or not?” 69% Allow Confusing Wording: Roper Holocaust Poll, 1993 Does it seem possible or does it seem impossible to you that the Nazi extermination of the Jews never happened? 22% Possible Gallup Poll, 1994: Do you doubt that the Holocaust happened? 9% Yes
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3 Question Order Effects Should the United States let communist newspaper reporters from other countries come here and send back to their papers the news as they see it? (1980) 55% Yes Should a Communist country like Russia allow American newspaper reporters to come in and send back the news as they see it?
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