11.1 Factors Influencing Data Collection

When I first read the article, I thought about how so many people can be misguided and give false information out to people, without even realizing it. I thought about how unfair it is that in so many surveys, they use questions to confuse you into giving the answer that they want to hear, or into spending more money.

Bellow is a picture of a survey from 2004 in Nova Scotia on whether there should be shopping on Sundays or not. This article was very clear on its idea, but wasn't necessarily fair as the results were very close and one side is going to be disappointed. Also, this decision will affect everyone, and would have a very big impact, and you might not think it through properly and then regret the decision later.

After learning about all the influencing factors, I believe that this is a fair survey, but you  have to think about everything before you would put your opinion in.

In the future, when reading and interpreting survey data I will always read the survey and all the questions before I answer. I will consider all the possibilities and review the questions before I submit my answer.

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