Seat Colour at the NM... Oct 3, 2006 16:20:57 GMT 1
Post by ThrobsBlackHat on Oct 3, 2006 16:20:57 GMT 1
Ian, you can't criticise representative sampling - it's how we vote, how tv figures are decided, how marketing campaigns are run, it's the recognised standard methodology for consumer opinion - if you've got a problem with that ask your new guy for a better way, be surprised if he gives one.
Voting is not done by representative sampling - voting is done by those who are committed to a particular party. I see no detailed explanation of the sampling methodology used to determine the figures quoted by TBH.
Could it be that the 500+ respondents are the hard-core Salop fans, season ticket holders, B&A fanzine buyers, message board posters between the ages of 15 and 35?
And , this would beg the question of which group is being sampled? Shrewsbury residents? Shrewsbury fans who go to a couple of games? Committed fans who will answer a few questions?
While the overwhelming majority of opinion on this board is that Blue and Amber needs to be incorporated into the new stadium, it would be dangerous to generalize our views to a larger population.
Don't you just love statistics ;D
1500 questionnaires given out on a match day, and available via the club website - 576 returned
211 had season tickets
144 membership cards
92 Super Blues
The average attendance was 21 home games a season
There were 15 people who believe the club colours are blue and amber for every person who believed they were blue and white.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the sample that is a hard statistic to disprove on account of statistical error.