Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Rising fuel prices cause reduction in use of cars :: Khaleej Times

Let's use our critical thinking skills on this quote from your number 1 favourite newspaper:
The ACNielsen study found that the UAE had the highest number of vehicles in private possession worldwide, together with Italy and the US.
The sample was an online consumer poll. Internet users in the UAE are a less representative sample of the human population here than it is in Italy or the US.

See this Gulf News report on self selection bias in its online polls. I wonder if GN would have been as vigilant if the result was not embarassing.

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