Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Speaker: Talking past each other:…,

    Interesting to see that Coke sales are in steady decline in the USA (and presumably also in NZ) which is probably why they are buying up anything that can be bottled (check the labels). Many shops and cafes seem to sell only Coke-owned beverages.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2445 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good News,

    A pal of mine Andrew Johnstone (ex Hamilton) was writing a considerable amount of copy for RIU, in the last throes of its published life. Largely unpaid, I believe (he is a noble fellow).

    Has anyone else noticed that the Rialto Channel is screening performances by NZ musos around 8pm virtually every night through May? Tami Nielson the other night and Anthonie Tonnon coming up on May 20 (really looking forward to this one). All directed by Marty Duda of 13th Floor.

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  • Hard News: BRB, at UNGASS,

    Excellent! Have fun, when there is an opportunity.

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  • Speaker: The real problem with the ‘Kiwimeter’,

    I would like to know who these 'prominent New Zealand academics' are, so I can avoid them in the tearoom.

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  • Speaker: The real problem with the ‘Kiwimeter’, in reply to BenWilson,

    Not really. Raglan is a trendy town these days, with a significant arts community.

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  • Speaker: ‘Kiwimeter’ is a methodological…, in reply to Sacha,

    I think a neutral mid-point is essential, for it can include a range of possible motivations, such as 'this question is too complex to allow me to answer it' or 'this is a really stupid question' or 'I don't have an opinion on this issue' to 'fuck off with your dumb research' etc.
    I blame management schools for bad research such as this, with their neglect of ethical considerations.

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  • Speaker: ‘Kiwimeter’ is a methodological…,

    In such a Semantic Differential scale, shouldn't there be a middle/neutral point akin to 'Neither agree nor disagree'? A non-committal response is a valid response. If UoA academics were involved in this, they are bloody incompetent.

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  • Speaker: ‘Kiwimeter’ is a methodological…,

    I am doing a lecture on Ethics in Research in my Media Research course tomorrow and will certainly use this.

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  • Speaker: The real problem with the ‘Kiwimeter’,

    TVNZ fails to acknowledge the important distinctions between a self-selecting poll, and a properly sampled survey. The latter has much greater validity than the former.

    Generally, there is a great deal of rubbish research around at the moment, exacerbated by the ease of online clicking. SayItNZ is a prime example ...the sort of online form that declares 'This will take about 10 minutes' and 30 minutes later you are still trying to answer their dumb questions. Their latest one jumps from banal questions about flea treatment for pets, to attitudes to oil exploration in NZ. The people who design such rubbish research need to take a course in research design (a bit hot on this at the moment as I am currently teaching a Media Research course).

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  • Hard News: Paths where we actually ride,

    I just have to post this somewhere, after cycling to the university this morning: Sufjan Stevens at The Civic last night. Magnificent!

    Apologies for the distraction.

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