Jackson, what was the 75% in reference to again?
Ok, sorry if I’m making too big a deal about this. I’ll drop it until I look at the book and dig a little more.
In the podcast Ecklund noted that she had a 75% RESPONSE RATE to her initial survey. She then interviewed folks randomly chosen from these respondents, but used the survey for the statistics.
This is high for a “random” survey.
One post above noted she sent some money with the request—but it might be that she worded her request for the survey that appealed to the prestige of the scientists.
A best case scenario is that the results are 100% valid and it would be nice if she could share her procedure (which maybe is in the book) because we all benefit from properly conducted surveys.
To put the number in context—what fraction of these scientists voted in the last presidential election? Do we think it was 75%?