Royals on the nose in poll
- How do you think the poll was undertaken?
- How might different polling methods produce different results?
- Considering that 2,092 people were polled from a population
in excess of 58 million, how reliable are the results?
- How would the selection of those surveyed effect the results?
- How could the reliability of the poll be improved?
- Could there be any difference in the poll results if the
questions had been worded in a different manner?
- Can the subheading 'NOT "RELEVANT" Britons are
not impressed with the Queen and her family' be justified by
- Why do you think that Scotland, Wales and London had the
strongest support for abolishing the monarchy?
- If only England were polled, how would this effect the results?
- If you had all the results from the poll would this tell
you any more than the article does? If so, why?
- If you wanted to do a survey that showed high acceptance
of the royal family, what sectors of British society would you
- Could such factors as weather or day of the week affect the
outcomes of the poll? If so, why?
- Is this article using the poll results for a purpose different
from that for which it was commissioned? If so, is this justified
- If the poll were undertaken just before or after a major
royal event, like a wedding or coronation, how do you think the
results would be affected?
(Written by Keith Kennedy-Tyson, BTeach student, University
of Tasmania, 2001)
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