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Postby nakatago » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 9:03 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
SV1231 wrote:Friends, Do see- :

tonight on "Talking Point" Channel News Asia from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m..

you have been tipped off ;p

Sorry, I'll be cutting my toenails then.


Methinks the target audience was either still in the office or commuting from the office.

:roll: :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 9:13 am

Mr SV should ask people if they enjoyed the segment. Oh wait...

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Postby SV1231 » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 9:36 pm

x9200 wrote:Unfortunately I saw the announcement only this morning.


Here you go: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tp
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Postby SV1231 » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:09 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Mr SV should ask people if they enjoyed the segment. Oh wait...

??
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Postby x9200 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 9:00 am

SV1231 wrote:
x9200 wrote:Unfortunately I saw the announcement only this morning.


Here you go: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tp

I managed to watch majority of it - thanks.
The Gallup man stated the questions were formulated to eliminate the cultural bias. I think the correct statement would be to reduce or possibly avoid as with all due respect I don't think you managed. I don't expect anyone would via such simple survey. But I am fine with it.
Now If you listen carefully to your colleague (I guess?) you realized what he tells (and as a matter of fact all the guest but not the host :) is most of the time different to what the conclusion line from the survey says. All the guest are talking about EXPRESSING emotions, not emotions alone. For some reason Gallup decided to say that Singaporeans are emotionless instead of saying Singaporeans are the most reserved in expressing their emotions.

And this is what I said earlier and what triggered your response:

I think this survey is fundamentally wrong either with its basic methodology or with the word phrasing and conclusions.

So yes, it is wrong and the results do not match the conclusion by the choice of words you used. You may raise the point that colloquially these two phrases are the same, but I believe such established institution as Gallup should avoid colloquialism while reporting their results :)

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 9:04 am

x9200 wrote:
SV1231 wrote:
x9200 wrote:Unfortunately I saw the announcement only this morning.


Here you go: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tp

I managed to watch majority of it - thanks.
The Gallup man stated the questions were formulated to eliminate the cultural bias. I think the correct statement would be to reduce or possibly avoid as with all due respect I don't think you managed. I don't expect anyone would via such simple survey. But I am fine with it.
Now If you listen carefully to your colleague (I guess?) you realized what he tells (and as a matter of fact all the guest but not the host :) is most of the time different to what the conclusion line from the survey says. All the guest are talking about EXPRESSING emotions, not emotions alone. For some reason Gallup decided to say that Singaporeans are emotionless instead of saying Singaporeans are the most reserved in expressing their emotions.

And this is what I said earlier and what triggered your response:

I think this survey is fundamentally wrong either with its basic methodology or with the word phrasing and conclusions.

So yes, it is wrong and the results do not match the conclusion by the choice of words you used. You may raise the point that colloquially these two phrases are the same, but I believe such established institution as Gallup should avoid colloquialism while reporting their results :)


So, you're saying that Singaporeans are the most emotionally repressed people in the world?

Or is it the country with the highest density of people with Asperger's syndrome?

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 9:50 am

nakatago wrote:So, you're saying that Singaporeans are the most emotionally repressed people in the world?

Or is it the country with the highest density of people with Asperger's syndrome?

:twisted:

The two above points are about emotions itself or ability to understand emotions and I believe I have never said anything concrete about it in this thread :)

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:38 am

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:So, you're saying that Singaporeans are the most emotionally repressed people in the world?

Or is it the country with the highest density of people with Asperger's syndrome?

:twisted:

The two above points are about emotions itself or ability to understand emotions and I believe I have never said anything concrete about it in this thread :)


I know; just trying to get a rise out of the readers here who reference us in the comments in TR. :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:37 am

SV1231 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Mr SV should ask people if they enjoyed the segment. Oh wait...

??


You must be one of the unemotional ones from the survey.

Survey methodology was to ask people if they experienced various emotions. Asking a local if they enjoyed something would probably be equally fruitless...

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Postby SV1231 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:45 am

zzm9980 wrote:
SV1231 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Mr SV should ask people if they enjoyed the segment. Oh wait...

??


You must be one of the unemotional ones from the survey.

Survey methodology was to ask people if they experienced various emotions. Asking a local if they enjoyed something would probably be equally fruitless...


WOW!!

Excellent Analysis!!
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