- 13 Feb 2005
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You need statistics huh? Well I have an exam to do this week. If I didn't, I would have gladly done it for you. ;-)
I answered:CC1 said:Well tell me something wonderchild! How the hell would anyone know what a total strangers preferences are? Talk about an assinine question to begin with!
A)that is what a margin of error is for.CC1 said:Polls are not... ...always accurate
A) That is why you have your sample population... a group of people of all age groups and backgrounds in preportion to the entire popoulation.CC1 said:...in a poll you do not reach all of the people.
A) Not "Prediction", but Conclusion. Whether or not people feel one way or another is not a prediction, it is a conclusion that is trustworthy to a degree. That is the nature of polls. The Police, CIA-- the reference provided earlier-- and School Systems all use this tool to provide a general picture of where people stand on different issues. Flying blind would be alot worse then having "General Guidelines". The idea is that your "generalization" will most often land you right smack in the middle of the most possible occurances. Therefore you can take that number then apply your margin of error and have a good idea about where you or others stand on the issue.CC1 said:Polls tend to question a round number 100, 1000 people and then make a general prediction.
Have the inteligence to seperate my points when they are presented seperately and not jumble them up in your head.CC1 said:I didn't say yes or no...I said that it depends on the woman and what type of person that you are...I have seen women who never dated foreigners until they met the person they married...so if they had answered your poll, the answer probably would be misleading!
BlackenedEyes said:My point here: Provide Proof. If you tell me that my statement is false, then prove it.
BlackendEyes said:... if you ever want to use the term "talking out your a**", which you seem to be so fond of, then I suggest you stop making empty claims.
BlackenedEyes said:My time is for me to do with as I please. There is no deadline to answer Chiaki's question and I believe he will be alot happier with a factual answer then the kind of uninteligent snide remarks you seem to come up with. I stated that my arguements are lightly supported for a reason, I have a major test tomorrow and I'm piecing these things together and adding on in edits which is not as time consuming as correctly citing these things; however it does work for what I want it to.
Here is where we stand and it is not going to change, but hopefully it will be answered:
A) Chiaki is asking about preference.
B) This is a question that can be answered.
--It's not like he is asking what the meaning of life is--
C) The answer doesnt have to be exact.
This whole long side topic was basicly about "B" and yes, preferences can be determined. It's called psycology. Thats your answer. I've said it quite a few times already but apparantly it hasnt sunk in. So if you have a brain larger than a pea, then you might just figure out that the only thing that is relevant is the answer to Chiaki's question, and get past this side topic because it is fairly obvious that his question can be answered, which I might add is the whole point of the side topic. Especialy since I'm the only one citing sources, even if I'm only giving names here and there, which is more than should be needed with a topic like this. It's on par with having to use sources to prove to some one that fire is hot.
This is the type of supporting statistics that I am talking about.(although mabe not that particular statistic, but one like it that can be cited) Sure their preferences might have changed but a previous change in preference is irrelivant since the time period in question is the time in which the survey was taken and one can only conclude that a newlywed coupple share interest in eachother. This was part one of 3 in the conclusive study one would do to provide evidence one way or another.Leroy_Brown said:....in 2001 one out of every 20 newlyweds were a mixed couple...
1.Learn how to spell damnit, for a native english speaker your english is bad.BlackenedEyes said:Ok, Given that people's preferences can and will change over time there is still one factor you are over looking: Time. Any one given person can not have two different preferences at the same time. To do such would not be a preference but a indifference twords those ethnicities. If we were to study the claims of fact and value inhierent in this reserch, the study would be of a specific frame of time, therefore a change in preference would be irrelevant as the study is of one point in time, and not before or after.
Such studies have been done of all kinds of things, and not just human relations. They have been of such things like preferences twords consumer goods, residential climate and professions. There have even been study's of animal preferences. People are not as unpredictable as you think. For example... If Each year the number Kid's Meal sales at Burger King are tripple that of McDonalds Happy Meals, that gives you some pretty solid evidence that people prefer kid's meals to happy meals to some extent. There are examples for virtualy every situation like this that can provide conclusive evidence to support a claim of value. This is one of those things that is not debatable. The type of reserch being done is one of the fundimental principles of Economics and the method that it is being supported is a standard for supporting claims of value that any English major would know.
I am sad that you can not comprehend the points that I have been conveying, as they are all supported, unlike your hollow assumptions; how ever you should reconsider before making judgements about my writing, as it is alot more fluid then your incohierent bable. Also, I'll let you in on a little secret. Having large bold letters doesn't make your statement true no matter hard you wish it so and making bad remarks at people while making that incorrect statement only makes you look like a fool. Having the brains to make a correct statement in the first place might be a better idea for you. In addition, I believe you --and just about anyone else-- are lacking in knoledge to say that it is impossible to determine the preference of a population. Even If I didn't argue facts, stats and surveys, you still could not sucessfully defend such a claim. There is even the factor of technology. For all you know, there could be an invention in the near future or already in existance that could read the chemical signals sent within the brain. Scientists can already identify active thought therefore such a small step forward is only a matter of time. They even know which chemical substances can be used to supliment the lack of transfer within the neural pathways of a patients brain or block an excess there of.
I have continued to respond to your assumptions with logical evidence that supports my claim yet I have seen nothing to disprove me except your responces that are about the equivilant of simply stating "No, it's not, your wrong." I'd advise you to either prove me wrong or take your foot out of your mouth, but I think by now you must have grown accustomed to it's taste.
This is the type of supporting statistics that I am talking about.(although mabe not that particular statistic, but one like it that can be cited) Sure their preferences might have changed but a previous change in preference is irrelivant since the time period in question is the time in which the survey was taken and one can only conclude that a newlywed coupple share interest in eachother. This was part one of 3 in the conclusive study one would do to provide evidence one way or another.
If you were to look at all three there would be at least some sort of conclusion based on the evidence. Which might not be precise, but will be accurate to some extent due to the fact that the claim is supported by these type of facts..
Then u need to find a brain quick !Having the brains to make a correct statement in the first place might be a better idea for you.
NEWSFLASH!! U used bold letters the whole time...OHH didn't know that did ya ;-) + CC1 didn't make bad remarks.You really should read before u post!Having large bold letters doesn't make your statement true no matter hard you wish it so and making bad remarks at people while making that incorrect statement only makes you look like a fool.