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Question:In the year 2002, there was much controversy over the fact that theAugusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters Golf Tournament each year,does not accept women as members. Defenders of the club created a survey thatincluded the following statements. Respondents were supposed to indicatewhether they agreed or disagreed with each statement:Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Unit 3: Producing DataSearch this co
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10/30/2018Sample Surveys (2 of 2) | Introduction to Probability and Statistics2/7"The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution applies to everyone regardless ofgender, race, religion, age, profession, or point of view.""The First Amendment protects the right of individuals to create a privateorganization consisting of a specific group of people based on age, gender, race,ethnicity, or interest.""The First Amendment protects the right of organizations like the Boy Scouts, theGirls Scouts, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopleto exist.""Individuals have a right to join a private group, club, or organization that consistsof people who share the same interests and personal backgrounds as they do ifthey so desire.""Private organizations that are not funded by the government should be allowedto decide who becomes a member and who does not become a member on theirown, without being forced to take input from other outside people ororganizations."Notice how the first and second statements steer people to favor the opinion thatspecialized groups may form private clubs. The third statement reminds people oforganizations that are formed by groups on the basis of gender and race, settingthe stage for them to agree with the fourth statement, which supports people'srights to join any private club. This in turn leads into the fifth statement, whichfocuses on a private organization's right to decide on its membership. As a group,the questions attempt to relentlessly steer a respondent towards ultimatelyagreeing with the club's right to exclude women.Sometimes surveyors attempt to get feedback on more than one issue at a time.Question:"Do you agree or disagree with this statement: 'I don't go out of my wayto listen to modern music unless there are elements of jazz, or else lyrics that areclear and make sense.'"Put yourself in the place of people who enjoy jazz and straightforward lyrics, butdon't have an issue with music being "too modern," per se. The logic of thequestion (or lack thereof) may escape the respondents, and they would be too
10/30/2018Sample Surveys (2 of 2) | Introduction to Probability and Statistics3/7confused to supply an answer that correctly conveys their opinion. Clearly, simplequestions are much better than complicated ones; rather than try to gauge

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