Re: web based health studies

Peter C. McCluskey (
Sun, 4 Oct 1998 10:48:15 -0700 (Spike Jones) writes:
>> Spike Jones wrote:
>> > how, extropians? how how how how do we do it? spike
>> Dennis Roberts wrote: ...What is the size of your survey?
>as huge as possible, in order to pick out subtle signals in the noise.

People who think size is the most important attribute of a statistical sample should remember the magazine that polled 1/3 of the U.S. voters in 1936 and concluded a Landonslide was imminent. The rest of us prefer to remember the obscure pollster named Gallup who polled a much smaller sample and predicted a Roosevelt victory.

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