Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Speaker: Polling 2017: life beyond landlines?, in reply to Gavin White,

    But it is still not clear how random sampling is possible.

    I tend to adopt a policy of deliberate peversity with online polls, especially when I encounter badly-worded questions or opaque agendas. It is so easy to lie online and disrupt the conceits of algorithms eg according to Facebook, I was born in 1910.
    But I am generally more interested in the politics of research than in research for the purpose of politics.

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  • Speaker: Polling 2017: life beyond landlines?,

    I am just wondering how you do a random sample online. It seems like an impossible proposition, unless you have some kind of membership/meta list to select from.
    Given there is no equivalent telephone directory for mobiles, even CATI is increasingly fragile, and possibly even fraudulent. Polling should be an industry in decline, rather than ascendance.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Return of Disasteradio,

    That Me & Julio is lovely

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  • Hard News: The new establishment,

    Gower is like a homeless beaver, who always states the bleeding obvious.

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  • Hard News: With regard to place,

    Took a ride with a Hamilton friend on Sunday, in light rain, before we set off to see Clara Bow at The Civic* Initially took a right at the Alford Street bridge and travelled as far as we could go (even skirted a barrier or two) but wished we could go further. Retraced 0ur route and circled above the tunnel and set out along the NW path to Te Atatu. Great riding along the fringes of the estuary and spotting the bird life. We will return once it is all finished.
    *'As The It Girl in "It", with the Auckland Philharmonia and 2000+ happy patrons, Pretty saucy for a 1927 silent movie!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A beat is more…,

    oh, if only my daughter was over K pop! When she was home last, before she set off for Japan and was playing relentless K pop, Josephine had to have a quiet word with her for the sake of my sanity.
    I favour my iPod, with top quality earbuds, and was a little dumbfounded when someone referred to it as 'old-fashioned technology' recently. On occasion, I drag out my HMV portable gramophone and play a 78 from my garage sale-acquired collection of 1930/4os jazz,

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  • Hard News: That escalated quickly ..., in reply to Lynn Yum,

    And the polls can’t be telling the whole picture, given that the polls were dead wrong with Brexit, Trump, and last the UK election”.

    Yes, whilst pollsters continue to rely on landline responses. This effectively precludes 90% of my students from taking part and an increasing number of older friends.y

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  • Hard News: With regard to place,

    Must bring my bike up this weekend and go for a spin.
    I told a story when I was chatting with Jesse M on Bookmarks last week, about the crushing rejection of my bid to join a local social cycling group because I have an ebike. Said it felt a bit like when Dylan went electric (smiles)!

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  • Hard News: Synthetics: Maybe this mess…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Yes, it was good. Maybe they could rename it 'Poor man's cannabis'?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Remembering Roi,

    A bit off the track but I did a Bookmarks session on RNZ with Jesse Mulligan yesterday, found at http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201852471/bookmarks-with-geoff-lealand
    Didn't get a chance to play all the music I had lined up (Elbow, The Felice Brothers) but I did get Al Green's "Belle" in there.

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