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steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 274th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Love me some Information Society. Thanks for bringing them off the back burner for me.

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 274th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I don't often have much to share here... but I do this week! An artist I really enjoy just released her first album. I find her voice hauntingly beautiful.

https://fanlink.to/FenneLily

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

"The teachers at the school care about me"

"I feel like I belong at school"

"My schoolwork is meaningful to me"

"I feel safe at school"

etc.

According to one online calculator... (yes, I have wasted WAY too much time on self-vindication tonight) with a population of 350, 161 responses gives me a 7.5% margin of error with a 99% confidence level.

but what do I know...

oyster  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe he’s just bitter because he feels like more than half of the students don’t care about school which is something he does care about.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

I know man... one of the many reasons I keep hanging around here is so that people like you can continue kicking my ass into doing the stuff I should be doing (even if I should be kicking my own ass).

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

I'm sitting in a meeting for my kids' school... they did a parent survey. They only got 160 responses out of 350 families...

To me that seems like a REALLY HEALTHY sample... and I'm no statistician - but I think 45% is pretty damn skippy good.... and might even be called "statistically significant" sample.

The High School science teacher in the room flat out disagreed with me and told me I wasn't being mindful of the families that didn't respond and that I was trying to silence them. He then likened our survey to the US census and tried to make it sound like we're trying to oppress some families....

Maybe my basic statistical sense is off... but a 45% response rate is PRETTY DAMN GOOD... and science man can f$%& off back to the hippie hole he crawled out of.

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm doing this thing from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers called Tooling U. Before you start the chapter you have to take a pretest.

The pretest can run to 20 questions.

Tooling U loves to point out how much better everybody does after they do their study program because the end-of-chapter tests are usually a couple points better than the pretests. They don't like to point out that we often hit SKIP on eighteen fucking bullshit questions because goddamnitletmegetonwithmyliiiiiiiiife.

Was their survey an email? Did it come from SurveyMonkey? If so, 20% is fan-fucking-tastic. 46%? That's positively North Korean. If the science teacher wants a better response rate, he should go door-to-door to grok why we only conduct the census every ten years.

lil  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    they did a parent survey
Did the kids have to bring home a form telling the parents to go on line and do a parent survey? If kids have to bring anything home to give to the parents, 55% of the notices are still at the bottom of their school bags.

Do kids still have school bags or just digital school bags?

ButterflyEffect  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Doesn't it depend on how confident you want to be that your sample response is representing the population? I. E. Alpha = 0.95 vs. Alpha =0.98?

goobster  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fuck him. He doesn't live in the real world.

Out here in industries where we use EXTENSIVE surveying to measure everything from the efficacy of advertising, to determining entire political platforms that will dictate how the lives of 360 million Americans are going to proceed...

We know that a 4% response rate to ANY targeted survey is a HUGE win.

Four percent.

Wanna know how many responses a politician has to get to be "statistically significant" and to induce the fucker to get off his ass and create some new legislation. ONE HALF PERCENT.

There are 2.1 million people in my county.

If I can get 1000 of them to sign a petition, my legislator will JUMP exactly as high as I ask him to. That's 0.0004%.

Mr Teacher is a clueless hack.

You know why people didn't respond? They DIDN'T CARE.

You know whose responses you actually WANT, and are VALUABLE? THE ONES WHO CARE ENOUGH TO RESPOND.

He should be fired. He can't be trusted around children.

WanderingEng  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What's the subject of the survey? Is it something like changing like which children will be eaten to feed the others or minor like whether they should play baseball or soccer this spring? For mundane subjects, I think that's a healthy sample.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"The teachers at the school care about me"

"I feel like I belong at school"

"My schoolwork is meaningful to me"

"I feel safe at school"

etc.

According to one online calculator... (yes, I have wasted WAY too much time on self-vindication tonight) with a population of 350, 161 responses gives me a 7.5% margin of error with a 99% confidence level.

but what do I know...

oyster  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe he’s just bitter because he feels like more than half of the students don’t care about school which is something he does care about.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

    What kind of pussy doesn't fucking follow his dreams for fifty goddamn years?

ouch. one certified pussy checking in...

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time...

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know man... one of the many reasons I keep hanging around here is so that people like you can continue kicking my ass into doing the stuff I should be doing (even if I should be kicking my own ass).

steve  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: North and South Korea reportedly set to announce official end to war

Thanks OBAMA... all it took was a straight shootin' business man to come in here and negotiate the right deal. He knows all the best deals.

</sarcasm>

steve  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Shooting in self-defense

    But she has doubled-down on her training now.

based on her lifestyle... the statistical probability of her ever being in this situation again is so minimal.

    I expect she is still not processing a lot of it.

I've thought about her more than a few times since I read this post. Taking a life - even when apparently justified... can take a toll. I hope she's got a decent support system.

    that's my internal armchair psychologist's diagnosis, at least.

That's what friends are for...

steve  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Philosophers of Hubski, do you think Justice is a universal constant?

based on the talkreligion tag, I will answer from my humble, personal, religious-yet-non-prosylitizing perspective... so you'll have to leave logic and reason at the door.

absolutely - but only inasmuch as you believe in a distinct, perfect entity who can/will make perfect judgments about what is "just".

rd95  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've gotten this answer a few times, each from slightly different perspectives. They're all interesting in their own ways.

steve  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's the best weather app?

No snails were harmed in the checking of weather with these suggested apps...

steve  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S., Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

And here I thought your tweet link would answer the REAL question... Big Mac or DQP.

I mean... inquiring minds want to know.

tacocat  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Based on how much red meat he seems to eat I'm wondering if this was a misstep in the investigation

https://politics.theonion.com/disgusted-robert-mueller-eats-2-20-piece-chicken-mcnugg-1819580164

steve  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Shooting in self-defense

man... I'm super sorry she had to go through that.

goobster  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah.

She spent this whole weekend at a weapons training class, getting some serious situational training. She's always been a responsible gun owner, and is already properly trained on weapons handling. But she has doubled-down on her training now.

It is an interesting response to the situation.

I expect she is still not processing a lot of it. Pushing it down. Suppressing it. That's kinda who she is... beautiful and flashy on top, but that's hiding self-doubt and some other issues I don't know much about.

Doubling-down on her situational weapons training is another attempt to cover some internal doubts she may have. Well... that's my internal armchair psychologist's diagnosis, at least.

steve  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    But she has doubled-down on her training now.

based on her lifestyle... the statistical probability of her ever being in this situation again is so minimal.

    I expect she is still not processing a lot of it.

I've thought about her more than a few times since I read this post. Taking a life - even when apparently justified... can take a toll. I hope she's got a decent support system.

    that's my internal armchair psychologist's diagnosis, at least.

That's what friends are for...

steve  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I made some synthetic rain

there are software synths that run on computers, phones, tablets, etc.

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