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March 17, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: J.D. Power demographic question

JdpowerDmitri Mikhailov points out this J.D. Power and Associates demographics question, which asks:

Are you

- Yes, Cuban
- Yes, Mexican, Mexican American
- Yes, Puerto Rican
- Yes, Other
- No

What does being "No" mean?

[Perhaps that we're Irish? At least today, on St. Patrick's Day. -mh]



Posted by: vulcanlogic7 at March 17, 2007 12:15 AM

It would seem that the vital word "Hispanic" was left off of the question.

I saw a web form once that would completely misalign questions and associated answers if you changed your browser font size. You would end up with combinations like "Sex" with "yes/no" checkboxes or "Maritial Status" with "deceased" as a selectable option.

Posted by: Erich at March 17, 2007 04:27 AM

I once saw a (non-misaligned) form where "Sex" had checkboxes instead of radio buttons.

Posted by: Fuzzy at March 17, 2007 07:04 AM

"I once saw a (non-misaligned) form where "Sex" had checkboxes instead of radio buttons." LOL. No just means that you don't exist. :)


Posted by: Cameron at March 17, 2007 09:13 AM

What were the previous couple of questions?

I'd like to think that the questions were formed in such a way to try and narrow down demographic choices, so a previous question probably directly affected what you would see on this page.

However, I can't really think of any reason why "yes" or "no" should be a part of this page.

Perhaps they are allowing for people who prescribe to the idea of nihilism...

Posted by: Memnon at March 19, 2007 10:59 AM

Lol, I once saw a contract with a survey attached that asked about "ethnicity". The two choices were: -Hispanic, -Not Hispanic

Posted by: TIBE4ME at March 19, 2007 10:29 PM

No means you don't want to say.

Posted by: metalmaster2 at March 20, 2007 07:59 PM

This web page is clearly taken out of context. It's obviously a drill down question after a respondent has identified themselves as a Hispanic. So what's broken is Mr. Mikhailov.

Posted by: narmer at March 23, 2007 12:18 PM

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