News talk:Anthrocon 2009 psychological survey team releases preliminary results

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"About 40% of responding furries indicated a different sexual orientation when in their furry identity as compared to their non-furry identity." Denial is not just a river in Egypt. -- 01:18, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

275 is not big enough for a legitimate sample size of the whole furry community. In my opinion, this whole study is flawed because of a small sample size and it's only covering people who can attend Anthrocon. ~ Taren 13:35, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

There are various problems inherent in all types of surveys. Yes, this eliminates those who really aren't interested in conventions, can't get to/afford them, or who just aren't into the fandom enough to want to go. There would be different issues with, say, an online-only survey, or for one filled out by furmeet organizers. The solution is to take more types of survey and compare them, not dismiss the results of any survey. As for sample size, the organizers themselves agree that it was a bad year due to conditions set on them at the last minute, and there were several cases of "there's an interesting trend here, but it's not enough to be sure of it". However, the results given still met a standard test of statistical significance at the 95% confidence level. --GreenReaper(talk) 18:55, 3 November 2009 (UTC)