Bay Area UMie wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:47 amYour laughable comments reveal your total ignorance of marketing research practices, random sampling methods, the field of inferential statistics and the conceptual meaning of ”statistical significance”. The technique and results you amateurishly refer to as “descriptive” are known in the statistical world as “qualitative” methods and qualitative findings (if the research is implemented properly) are at best “directional” in nature (without probabilistic uncertainty levels/confidence intervals assigned to them).econalum wrote: ↑Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 pm23 people from one major - economics - can only be viewed as descriptive, not definitive, and not representative of the entire undergrad. population of UM. We'll see what we hear. FWIW. But at least I am in direct contact with the 'average undergrad in the classroom' in one major.
In your case, the qualitative methodology including sample selection is total rubbish (you haven’t applied random recruiting methods to ensure your sample is in fact a sub-population of “average” UMass students as you claim, you are dedicating (I am guessing) an inadequate 15-20 minutes to probe the athletic issues, I can go on and on how ridiculous your proposal and methods are). Only a charlatan or incompetent (in your case I believe you are both) would come on this board and try to convince people that you have some meaningful insights to share after a brief session with a self-selected group of students. Bottom line, don’t waste your time or readers precious time posting your ridiculous conclusions on this board-in the research world (private industry and academic) meaningless data/results is referred to as “noise” in your case it is one step lower ie “total rubbish”.
Last week you fired the first shot claiming I was “an embarrassment to UMass”. Well, coming right back at ya with some of your own snide, nasty medicine-you tell me who the embarrassment is now?
My apologies to the 90% of posters who come on this board everyday with solid facts, well-reasoned arguments and a deep passion for UMass Athletics. I consider it a pleasure and enjoy reading your posts. Unfortunately, there are 5 or 6 posters in this community who get personal, have a snide edge to their posts and don’t understand the concept of equanimity. This jerk-off (yes,this violates the code of equanimity but I was born and brought up in South Boston and was taught to come back hard after someone threw the first punch) is one of them.
Jesus man - did you miss your High Tea at the Country Club yesterday? You sound like Stephen A-hole Smith dropping your bloviation on us all. Relax man. Nobody is calling this "study" the be all end all answer to the problems.
The guy happens to have an audience, does that group represent anything else but themselves - probably not and nobody realistically claims it to do that, but it may still be interesting to hear what this one, non-scientific group has to say anyways?
Somewhere in between "win some fucking games" and " the coach needs to address X Y Z to put a better product on the field" is where most of us sit on this board.
You are a Whipple Guy - we get it. The bottom line is that there are a lot of problems from players, to facilities, to coaching, to an apathetic student body. SOMETHING has to change to start moving in the right direction.