View Poll Results: Your age at last birthday

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  • 18->30

    9 4.97%
  • 31->45

    27 14.92%
  • 46->60

    62 34.25%
  • over 61

    79 43.65%
  • other

    4 2.21%
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Thread: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

  1. #61

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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    This poll/topic is not exactly representative, I assure you. I have not answered, btw.
    Just like politics you won't get represented unless you vote.

    Unlike politics, if you vote you can guarantee that you will be represented.

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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Just not a fan of age polls personally. It's just a number .
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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Numbers to have a meaning, even if all are not counted, a sample with the proper caveats can serve to model a whole universe. Insurance companies know how many people will die annually at certain age and BMI. It seems like just a number, but if insurance companies know about it, and relate it to death, it must be important. So, I do pay attention to BMI. just an example of certain numbers and their use. If I were Ilford, whatever is left of Kodak, etc., I would be counting the ages of the photographers using film, and try to orient the marketing to those who are interested, or are not, but fit the profile of a potential shooter. I suggested that to the Intrepid kids and they seem to be getting the message.
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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Just don't get too hung up on a poll encompassing 4% of the active members or 0.35% of total membership.

    Sorry I've just dealt with a lot of ageism in my life so I think way too much stock is put into that as a metric of importance.

    As discussed elsewhere on the forum, Facebook groups are much more likely to have younger members. This poll is more representative of the age of membership on online forums, not interest in LF photography.
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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Just don't get too hung up on a poll encompassing 4% of the active members or 0.35% of total membership.

    Sorry I've just dealt with a lot of ageism in my life so I think way too much stock is put into that as a metric of importance.

    As discussed elsewhere on the forum, Facebook groups are much more likely to have younger members. This poll is more representative of the age of membership on online forums, not interest in LF photography.
    Ageism aside, the poll gets at the original intent, which was "Meant as information 'About' LFPF membership for those passing by", so Instagram etc. are not very relevant.

    The sample size (147) would be more than adequate if we knew it was random or at least knew the probability of selection for respondents. But like most polls, that is not known very well so an art of polling is the correction (fudge) factors that are used to make the results more representative. For well-designed samples, the size of the sample itself is much more important that its proportional size to the population. For poorly designed samples, results are likely wrong until the sample size approaches a census.

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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Members 40,533 Active Members 3,359 copied today from this forum data.
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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Members 40,533 Active Members 3,359 copied today from this forum data.
    Yeah those are the numbers I used when calculating the percentage. I can't remember, was it ever explained what "Active Members" means?
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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Yeah those are the numbers I used when calculating the percentage. I can't remember, was it ever explained what "Active Members" means?
    The member list totals to 22563, found under the Community link, so something is amiss. Anyway, I agree with Corran that there are likely problems with the polling results, but it has much more to do with response patterns (self-selected "sample") than the small number of people responding. The number of members does not matter much for obtaining the age distribution via polling. Gallup polls, for example, usually select a fraction of a percent of the population they are dealing with, and often come up with good estimates.

    As mentioned in post #57, another way to obtain ages is for someone with access to the website data to extract birthdays from each member that provided it. Those data may be confidential even in aggregate form, though.

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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Who gives the correct birthday or any other data

    We scouts have been taught to lie by our youth
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    Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Who gives the correct birthday or any other data
    With so much hacking of data, very few people do.
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