How do you feel about your car? Other cars? Luxury cars?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Becca, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Becca

    Becca Guest

    Hi,
    I am in grad school and am working on an assignment about cars. My
    group and I are conducting some research, and would love input from
    everyone!
    We have designed a survey to gather information. It is not a quick
    survey, but it will not take too long either :)
    Please help us with our research!!

    Check out the survey at:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=135523327008

    Thanks!
    Becca
     
    Becca, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. Becca

    Roadie Guest

    Here's my answer: I like my car. Please enter in on your survey
    form and feel free to fill in any other blanks.
     
    Roadie, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Becca

    johannes Guest

    Research is not opinions of others, it's original ideas.
     
    johannes, Feb 21, 2007
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  4. Becca

    ropeyarn Guest

    For the orginal poster:
    What school ? What course ? What question is the survey trying to find
    an answer to? Are you really a grad student, or affiliated with
    GM/Cadillac in some way? Maybe playing the role of Cadillac marketer in
    a group project ?

    If your graduate program includes a statistics course and you haven't
    taken it yet, you'll eventually learn that surveys that allow
    self-selection of participants are not sufficiently random to provide
    results that are of much utility (and this includes almost every web
    site that invites you to vote or offer poll responses on some topic).


    For aav readers:
    If anybody is thinking about responding:
    Eventually this survey focuses on perceptions about Cadillac (and the
    CTS specifically).

    I selected some random answers to explore the questions, but stopped
    responding when there was no "prefer not to answer" option for the
    income question....
     
    ropeyarn, Feb 21, 2007
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  5. No, you're not, unless you go to a fake college, like the "University"
    of Phoenix.
     
    larry moe 'n curly, Feb 22, 2007
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    yerfriendcf Guest

    The U of Phoenix has a location in the office building where I work.
    I think the
    top couple of floors maybe. When I get off work at the end the day, I
    swear,
    I see a goodly number of U of P "students" coming in for evening
    classes,
    and the group is about 99% black. All getting it paid for not by
    themselves
    I'm sure. I can't imagine that U of P provides much in the way of
    education
    from the look of most of the students coming in at this location. I
    think
    somebody's money is likely being swallowed up by U of P.
     
    yerfriendcf, Apr 9, 2007
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  7. Becca

    Wickeddoll® Guest

    What a lovely, racist though for Easter.

    Thank you

    Natalie
     
    Wickeddoll®, Apr 9, 2007
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  8. Becca

    Jeff Guest

    I am glad that they are getting an education. It is something that we all
    need.
    Some prejudice sneaking in here, huh?
    You haven't been on a college campus lately. Last time I was at City College
    in Manhatten, most of the students were wearing jeans and did not look very
    scholarly.
    I am glad that these individuals are taking advantage of whatever programs
    are being offered so that they can get an education. Something that will
    benefit us all. A lot of people, especially minorities, have a great deal to
    contribute. Unfortunately, too many didn't get an opportunity to learn in
    school.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Apr 9, 2007
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  9. Becca

    Jeff Guest

    You picked up on the racist part, too, huh?
     
    Jeff, Apr 9, 2007
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    Wickeddoll® Guest

    "Jeff" ...
    That post stank of it. How dare that troll assume all blacks take handouts.
    I never have, and will try never to do so.

    But a narrow-minded individual such as this would probably say, "You're a
    credit to your race"

    *rolling eyes*

    Natalie
     
    Wickeddoll®, Apr 9, 2007
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  11. Becca

    Jeff Guest

    That would be true of all individuals who are taking advantage of the chance
    to get an education, regardless of who is paying.

    Of course, what the racist people don't get is that the race to which these
    people are a credit is the human race.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Apr 9, 2007
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  12. Becca

    Wickeddoll® Guest

    "Jeff"
    True, that - but he targeted us in particular, so I felt the need to speak
    up.

    Natalie
     
    Wickeddoll®, Apr 9, 2007
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  13. Becca

    rantonrave Guest

    That's true of all UP students, regardless of their race or income,
    and we found so few of their graduates who applied for jobs were
    qualified that we now automatically reject anyone who lists UP on
    their resume.
     
    rantonrave, Apr 9, 2007
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  14. Becca

    johannes Guest

    What cheek to post this across newsgroups and then call it "research".
    Your grad school should be ashamed. It stinks.
     
    johannes, Apr 9, 2007
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  15. Was that Don Imus?
     
    Scott in Florida, Apr 9, 2007
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  16. Becca

    jor Guest

    One of my kids as well as two of my co-workers attended the University
    of Phoenix. They are typical of UofP students in that they were working
    full time and could only attend at night. The classes are generally
    taught by people working in the field. Classes are often broken into
    working groups of students who arrange among themselves to meet and
    produce whatever product the class demands. Having graduated many years
    ago from a "regular" college, it seems to me the UofP approach may be
    superior. Generally speaking, the students are mature, eager, volunteer
    learners willing to sacrifice their time and money to get a degree.
    Most of those attending with my son were paying their own way, being
    helped by their employers or getting some kind of student aid.
    jor
     
    jor, Apr 9, 2007
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  17. Unfortunately, too many do not take advantage of the opportunity to learn in
    school.

    School is by definition an opportunity to learn. One can not go to school
    and NOT be exposed to the opportunity to learn. They may not avail
    themselves to the many opportunities that are presented to them, but the
    opportunity is there.
     
    Jeff Strickland, Apr 9, 2007
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  18. Becca

    Jeff Guest

    It is awfully hard to take advantage of the opportunity to learn when kids
    are running amuck around school, and you live in a shelter and don't have a
    table to do homework on.
     
    Jeff, Apr 9, 2007
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    dizzy Guest

    But, of course, the science courses which teach about things like
    evolution, and about dinosaurs roaming the Earth millions of years
    ago, should be disregarded as "unproven theory" (while accepting the
    "Adam and Eve" story on pure faith - no evidence required).
     
    dizzy, Apr 9, 2007
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  20. I agree, and add that the phrase "a credit to your race" may actually
    encourage racist thinking.

    IMHO, we should take no pride in what others do, just as we should take
    no pride in what we were born with. I didn't choose my parents, and
    neither did anyone else. So whether we're tall, short, black, white,
    yellow, etc. is nothing in which any of us should take pride. It's
    simply a fact of heredity. What's important is what we do with the
    gifts we inherited.

    We SHOULD take pride only in what we accomplish ourselves or something
    to which we actively contribute.

    On the other hand, we could all buy Indianapolis Colts jerseys and feel
    good about ourselves while shouting "we're #1!" ;)

    Java
     
    Espressopithecus, Apr 9, 2007
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