How Survey Mode Can Change Results

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How Survey Mode Can Change Results

Question markThe mode of a survey is the way the survey is conducted. Examples of mode are by email, phone, online or letter. The survey mode can change the results, but not always. Pew Research Center has a great, short video …

Millennials End and Gen Z Begins When?

Z 2Each generation has its start and cutoff point. Where these begin and end are important to demographers and how one self-identifies. The selection of dates can be somewhat arbitrary, but often grow in acceptance over time. Also, naming these generations …

Did You Use Cash This Past Week?

CashThe reign of cash as king is quickly fading. More and more Americans are turning to other payment systems. Pew Research Center has been analyzing how many people use cash in a given week and that number is rapidly decreasing. …

Facebook Users Information On Target

Facebook cThough Facebook algorithms mostly classify users as having certain traits and interests accurately, about half the users are uncomfortable with Facebook having this knowledge once they are shown this information. Facebook users can go to this link, about their …

A Good Side to Teen Social Media Use

pexels-cell photo-smallFor the most part, social media use by teens has been viewed by researchers, parents and even teens as fraught with negative outcomes. However, a new study by Pew Research Center is showing that there are positive benefits to be …

YouTube Becoming Go-To For How-To

BloggerAccording to Pew Research Center, YouTube is being used by more and more people to figure out how to do things they’ve never done before. You can count me as one of them. I’ve used YouTube videos to install …

Polling Lesson: “Defining the Universe”

Facebook cFor Monday morning we have a lesson on polling from Pew Research Center. This can be a little tough to understand before coffee, but this lesson is critically important to anyone trying to read a poll or survey result. …

Facebook Users Fast Changing Relationship

Facebook cSomething is happening with Facebook users and their relationship to the social medium. Cambridge Analytica revelations about how data collected by Facebook was used has many Americans unsettled and changing the way they engage with Facebook. Today, in time for …

Screen Time Worrying Teens and Parents

pexels-cell photo-607812 (4)Life is becoming so meshed with online viewing and activities on cellphones that it is worrying teens and their parents. According to new research from Pew Research Center, more than half of all teens think they spend to much time …

A Survey “Majority” Headline Can Be Wrong

normal-curveYou read a headline that says in a survey the “majority” of people feel one way about a subject. The story goes on to explain that 52% see the issue the same as the headline writer. The use of “majority” …