[arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles / Request for General Thoughts
mysidia at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 19:29:45 EDT 2013
On 6/10/13, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/10/13, Tony Hain <alh-ietf at tndh.net> wrote:
> Professional survey developers are expensive, and we don't need for
> membership fees to go up for more expensive policy development,
> requiring professional survey developers. It's also important to
> understand, that any survey conducted on PPML mailing lists will
> suffer selection bias, causing the outcome to potentially deviate
> from the actual view of the larger RIR community, so there can't be
> an entirely unbiased survey here; even if the questions are
> perfectly unbiased, a survey conducted on the mailing list would have
> some inherent bias.
P.S. I don't mean to imply by the above that "surveys" or
"questions" on PPML are useless, or questions such as those posed are
a bad/non-useful thing; the questions and their responses can be
informative and useful, as long as the limitations and specific
characteristics are understood by the participants.
I only mean, that "professional survey development" on PPML would be
overkill, due to the statistical limitations, that prevent drawing a
valid conclusion by counting answers.
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