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Subject:Unbiased opinion
Time:01:38 pm
I've just received a survey about expanding Heathrow, accompanied by a pamphlet about how vital Heathrow is to London. Needless to say this comes from Back Heathrow, the organisation that wants to expand Heathrow, so not exactly unbiased. Neither is the survey, the wording is all in their camp even though they do ask about alternatives, and the survey document contains another page of pro-Heathrow "information"

I suppose that I should be grateful that they are at least being honest about where they're coming from, though I suspect that the results will be spun to make it appear that this is an independent result.

In other words, this is a text-book example of a biased survey, and more or less worthless as real research. I'm not planning to return it.
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ckd
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Time:2014-11-19 02:19 pm (UTC)
Return it full of references to Gatwick's proposal? :-)
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ffutures
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Time:2014-11-19 06:35 pm (UTC)
I used the envelope to send them a note explaining why I wouldn't be filling in the form, and suggesting that a fast rail route between Heathrow and Gatwick would be a much better idea. I suspect they will not take my comments on board.
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stevegreen
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Time:2014-11-19 02:34 pm (UTC)
"Just how wonderful do you believe an expansion would be? (Tick one)
"(a) Very wonderful
"(b) Rather wonderful
"(c) Quite wonderful
"(d) A bit wonderful"
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ffutures
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Time:2014-11-19 06:36 pm (UTC)
Not quite that bad, but almost. I used the return envelope to send a "get real" reply, since they have to pay for postage.
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stevegreen
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Time:2014-11-19 07:19 pm (UTC)
Next time, wrap paper around a brick, tape the reply to the front and post that. If enough people do it, maybe someone will get the hint.
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sbisson
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Time:2014-11-19 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it went straight in the recycling.
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ffutures
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Time:2014-11-19 06:36 pm (UTC)
Send them something in the return envelope - it costs them money.
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ffutures
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Time:2014-11-19 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'd imagine so. I returned the envelope with a "get real" note, since they have to pay the postage.
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