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Unscientific Sampling (Statistics for Managers)

A Milwaukee television station, WITI-TV, conducted a telephone call-in survey asking whether viewers liked the new newspaper, the Journal Sentinel. On April 26, 1995, Tim Cuprisin, a columnist for the Journal Sentinel, wrote the following comment: "WITI-TV (Channel 6) did one of those polls which they admit are unscientific last week and found that 388 viewers like the new Journal Sentinel and 2,629 didn't like it. We did our own unscientific poll on whether those Channel 6 surveys accurately reflect public opinion. The results: a full 100 percent of the respondents say absolutely, positively not."

Is Cuprisin's comment justified? Explain.

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Considering the source, a Milwaukee Television station, taking what will amount to jabs at its composition the WITI-TV channel 6, the first question that should be asked is why you would attack a television that is as powerful as you are and have the same ability to get their information out to the mass populist? The definition of an unscientific sampling is not adhering to the principles of science another defined point is not being knowledgeable about science or the scientific ...

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The expert examines unscientific sampling for statistics of managers.