Eric Loken writes:
Do by any chance remember the bogus survey that Augusta National carried out in 2002 to deflect criticism about not having any female members? I even remember this survey being ridiculed by ESPN who said their polls showed much more support for a boycott and sympathy with Martha Burke.
Anyway, sure that’s a long time ago. But I’ve often mentioned this survey in my measurement classes over the years. Guess who was the architect of that survey?
Boy oh boy . . . I didn’t know how long she’d been at it.
I’ve been searching everywhere for the text of the survey. In one news story she said, “If I thought the survey was slanted why would I have insisted that the sponsor release the entire list of questions?” At one point I had it somewhere . . . but maybe not electronic. After all it was 2002!
There was a piece in the Guardian that listed even more of the questions and some very severe British criticism. I had found that article this afternoon but now I can’t find it again.
Anyway, the Tribune piece gives the general idea.