LOL @ Astro and JS
Ok, now try to be more serious. Is there a knob I can hook you up to and fine tune until I get the result I'm looking for? Perhaps I should ask your wife :tongue:OK, but only if it doesn't count toward the final grade.
How did you answer it?Many of these questions are stupid and cannot possibly be used to pick a political position. For example, the question about abstract art has nothing to do with politics.
Isn't that the point of the test?I couldn't finish it either. Too many loaded questions.
At worst, such a test might be drawn with a center that seems to be in the "wrong" place, but as their FAQ points out, they tried to draw it in a way that would make it stable WRT time and location, lest they end up with a moving target. I tend to prefer a US-centered chart for discussion of US politics or a West centered chart for discussion of international politics, but as long as we're all clearly using the same scale, the relative positions are much more important than the absolute ones -- and are still useful.I don't hold too much stock in questionnaires like this. Whilst they can be correct they tend to bias in favour of one side or another simply by the flawed way questions are asked, questions that are flawed and bias/stereotypical scores for answers.
Me too. Yesterday, I was going to help a car accident victim, but turned around and walked away when I realized they were driving a VW bug and wearing a tie-dyed shirt! :uhh:Don't get me wrong, I'm all for serving humanity. It's just that if the interests of trans-national corporations are also served, then count me out.
It gave me pretty much exactly the same score as the previous test: conservative/libertarian (in the right-hand box, just above center).
I was exactly the mirror of that along the vertical axis, near the bottom of Conservative box.I don't hold too much stock in questionnaires like this. Whilst they can be correct they tend to bias in favour of one side or another simply by the flawed way questions are asked, questions that are flawed and bias/stereotypical scores for answers.
Here's a different quiz that gave me a slightly different score on a chart
By bias I meant that it treats certain positions as stereotypical and not necessarily reflective of certain political beliefs.I also (again) find it very odd to criticize a poll like this for "bias". Measuring bias is precisely the purpose of this poll, so every question must be designed to reflect/flesh-out a bias!