Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Argument Against Publishing Survey Results

A survey is a well known tool used by many businesses and various companies to know their status with the customers. Some companies use the survey to know the customer's reaction to their products while others want to know how they fare compared to competition. This tool is provided to businesses so that they will know how they can improve.

Did I say anything about publishing the results of the survey? No. That is why I am against the published results by survey companies, private institutions or anyone who goes out and ask people as a form of survey. These results should never be given out to the people. The results should be kept private. They should be divulged only to those who commissioned the survey.

What happens when the survey gets published?

* The veracity is automatically questioned - publishing the opinion of some people will never be accepted by everyone. The old adage "you can't please everyone" and in this age of the internet, the opposition to a specific opinion could be vicious.

* The survey becomes an advertisement - I don't care if the survey is true. What I care about is that the survey becomes a form of advertisement. I even consider it as a form of pressure since people might be forced to patronize a product, watch a show or vote for a candidate because everyone is doing it.

I'm not questioning the results of the survey or if the survey is good for our country. I think it's a great tool but the results should be kept private. The current practice of public survey is a form of harassment or brain washing. We don't need to know what people think in some places - let us think clearly by learning more about the facts - not the survey.


Karis said...

u hit it again! napapabilib mo talaga ako!

Pinoy Politiko said...

Hi Karis :) Thanks for your comments. I'm currently looking for the recording and listen to it first thing in the morning ;)

Anonymous said...

Let's take a break from the seriousness of this coming election, and let's have a little laugh. :)

Funny video of the presidentiables:

Pinoy Politiko said...

Thanks for the vid :)

Karis said...

did not like the video.sabihin nyo nang masyado ako seryoso. bro eddie does not deserve to be included in that crap. kung alam nyo lang yung passion sa kaibuturan ng puso nya para sa bansang pilipinas.

kahit si nick perlas hindi sya dapat kasama dun. sana si erap at noynoy na lang sinali.

Pinoy Politiko said...

It was a slight jab on the candidates. But I think you have a point Karis. If we really want to make fun of candidates, we might as well get some jokes on those who often push themselves with millions on their pockets.