A Better Way to Ask for Predictions

A Better Way to Ask for Predictions

Before the 2017 UK general election, I wrote two blog entries (here and here) about how I was testing an intuition that instead of asking people for predictions about their OWN future behaviour, we might be better off asking them to predict the future behaviour of a...

Who Knows How You’ll Vote?

A month ago I posted about how I was testing an intuition that researchers might be better off asking participants to predict the behaviour of a friend, rather than their own behaviour. I’ve used voting intention to do this because it is to the point, involves...

You May Somewhat Agree With This

I recently caught up on an excellent short article by Chris Harvey for IJMR (Vol 58, Issue 5) proposing that we should consider replacing scale-based questions with binary ones, on the basis that: Many (arguably, all) choices are dominated by “system 1” or...
Honestly? Don’t Ask Me…

Honestly? Don’t Ask Me…

Personally, I can’t wait for the UK general election on the 8th June. Not for the politics, but for the polling. And also to see if I’m right about this… A week or so ago I fielded a couple of questions on Google Surveys, asking about voting...

BHBIA Outstanding Personal Contribution 2016

What is it? An annual award recognising BHBIA members who have ‘gone the extra mile’ for the benefit of the BHBIA membership. It is often received by someone who has made a significant contribution to education and/or the promotion of best practice through their...