Re: the Results are in!
have you ever tried decaf my friend? It was just a simple question. I don't
think the histology world is going to suffer any worse for it. Lighten up,
too much hostility in the world as it is now.
Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cliff Berger"
To: "'Vinnie Della Speranza'" ;
Cc: "'Donna McClellan'"
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 1:31 PM
Subject: RE: the Results are in!
> Actually you can't even conclude that. This opinion poll was not
> conducted in accordance with modern statistical theory. Polling can't
> work without random sampling. Can you tell us what the margin of error
> is for your findings? I only thought that as members of a scientific
> community we all should understand that the results you claim are
> reliable are completely unreliable.
> I only commented on this from a scientific point of view. I have no
> interest in blades. I don't make them. I don't sell them. I don't use
> Furthermore, I never said that opinions are meaningless. I only said
> that the manner in which you gathered, tallied and presented the
> information is meaningless. Your 4:1 margin claim has no basis in
> Cliff Berger
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vinnie Della Speranza [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 12:47 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Cc: Donna McClellan
> Subject: Re: the Results are in!
> you are looking for science where there can be none. I asked the list
> for the preferences (which are subjective opinions) of those who have
> evaluated different blades. The most that can be concluded from this
> poll is that more people buy AccuEdge (by a 4:1 margin) than other
> brands. Since this blade costs more, I would presume that those using it
> feel that the additional cost is worth it.
> Is it really your intention to tell those who responded to my query
> that their op;inions are meaningless? All I did was count up the replies
> and convert to a percent based upon the total number of responses to the
> >>> Cliff Berger 06/27/03 11:24AM >>>
> In fairness to all the companies making blades, and to those who are
> them as well, everyone should be aware that your <> has has
> statistical merit whatsoever. This has not been a science behind your
> in completely skewed so the results are meaningless.
> Best regards,
> Cliff Berger
> > From: Vinnie Della Speranza
> > Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 10:52:32 -0400
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: Donna McClellan
> > Subject: the Results are in!
> > thank you to all who responded to my query re: best disposable
> > blade
> > here are the results:
> > Accu-Edge was recommeded by 55% of respondents. This blade was
> > recommended more than four times more frequently than the next
> > recommended blade.
> > Richard Allen was recommended by 12.5% of respondents
> > Sturkeywas recommended by 12.5% of respondents
> > Shandon was recommended by 10% of respondents
> > Surgipath was recommended by 5% of respondents
> > DuraEdge was recommended by 5% of respondents
> > Vinnie Della Speranza
> > Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
> > Medical University of South Carolina
> > 165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
> > Charleston, SC 29425
> > Ph: 843-792-6353
> > fax: 843-792-8974
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