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Have you been polled by NPHET?

  • 26-03-2021 12:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    Curious as to where NPHET are getting their data, I don't know of anyone they spoke to, how can they know this is the reason for a rise in cases.

    A doubling in the amount of inter-household visiting since the start of February has been cited as a factor behind the plateauing of Covid-19 case numbers.

    One in 10 people visited another household for social reasons in mid-March, up from one in 20 at the start of February, according to assistant chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn.

    Have you answered any questions for NPHET? 51 votes

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    ESRI do a rolling survey via various operators, NPHET themselves don't collect the data. Plenty of people on the surveys thread in Consumer Issues have been surveyed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ timeToLive


    What makes them trust the information in the surveys? If I got a survey and gave random answers how would they know?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,453 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Amirani


    timeToLive wrote: »
    What makes them trust the information in the surveys? If I got a survey and gave random answers how would they know?

    You could make the same statement about most surveys and lots of scientific research. However, most people don't just give random answers to things, they're generally truthful when there is zero reason not to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    I do surveys with RedC and have not been asked. RedC would be one of the main survey operators.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    I do surveys with RedC and have not been asked. RedC would be one of the main survey operators.

    They primarily use Acumen/B&A it seems.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ timeToLive


    Amirani wrote: »
    You could make the same statement about most surveys and lots of scientific research. However, most people don't just give random answers to things, they're generally truthful when there is zero reason not to be.


    Yes, I could. When you're promoting policies to enforce strict movement rules on whole populations that will affect everyones lives and wellbeing.. you should base it on concrete information.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,453 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Amirani


    timeToLive wrote: »
    Yes, I could. When you're promoting policies to enforce strict movement rules on whole populations that will affect everyones lives and wellbeing.. you should base it on concrete information.

    Survey data is concrete information. They're not going to spy on people to check what they're doing.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    timeToLive wrote: »
    What makes them trust the information in the surveys? If I got a survey and gave random answers how would they know?

    They survey rather more than one person; and any obviously odd answers get the person doing it booted from the survey site fairly sharpish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,355 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    I've never been polled/surveyed for a single thing in me life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭ Parachutes


    I've never been polled/surveyed for a single thing in me life.

    This is exactly why I don’t trust ‘polls’ or ‘surveys’ I don’t know any ordinary people in real life who have ever been polled for something.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,879 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    Parachutes wrote: »
    This is exactly why I don’t trust ‘polls’ or ‘surveys’ I don’t know any ordinary people in real life who have ever been polled for something.

    I have participated in them on a number of occasions.

    I'm an ordinary person in real life.

    I had not got a call in a number of years bur got one from MRBI last week.

    It was the first one that did not ask any questions about voting preference.

    The main questions were about hardware shopping during the restrictions.

    There was also a questions on screen time and eating habits of the children during since COVID .

    There were also a few questions on fishing, yes fishing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,706 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti


    I was in a survey last year. around September. Statistics office together with some UK University I think but I only half remember it.

    It was the full covid thing. Do you work from home. How scared are you. How often do you shop. Countless questions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey



    It was the full covid thing. Do you work from home. How scared are you. How often do you shop. Countless questions.

    and on the scareometer where were you? I've a feeling they used the results of that question to take liberties.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,706 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti


    and on the scareometer where were you? I've a feeling they used the results of that question to take liberties.

    I was on the not very scared scale. When I heard about the worry-o-meter on tv I immediately thought of that survey and I was surprised they were so upfront about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,228 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    Parachutes wrote: »
    This is exactly why I don’t trust ‘polls’ or ‘surveys’ I don’t know any ordinary people in real life who have ever been polled for something.

    I've done several surveys over the years. I've run several surveys too.

    Nothing unusual, secret or otherwise about them. You put questions out there and you present the responses, thats it


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