Demonetization of higher value notes has caused havoc in India. Modi’s government promised that the situation will ease off in 50 days time. People are looking forward eagerly to get back to their normal life. In between, Modi wanted to know what people feel about the action taken on black money. To get feedback about the new move, he used Narendra Modi app to gather information . The app needs personal data including your voter ID (complete information about the app is discussed here). The app gathered feedback on the new move. Around 5 lakh people have responded to the survey within 24 hours. The results were published by Shri.Narendra Modi via different social media network. Details about the survey are given here.

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But the results shared cannot be generalized to the population. Why it cannot be generalized?. Because it doesn’t follow any statistical principles. Let’s get ahead with one question and some discussion on the survey results. Then you will find, why the survey results are not right.

  1. Does the survey include everyone who represents India? Like rural, urban, literate, illiterate, different geographic location, income based classification, and other parameters. The sample has to be drawn in such a manner that the sample represents the entire population not only a particular set of people.
  2. 5 lakhs out of 1.25 billion is just 0.04 percent of the entire population. 0.04 percent of the population, who don’t really represent all the sectors of India can’t give a bigger picture.
  3. Total smartphone users in India is 292 million people. Only 1.7 percent, out of it have responded to the survey. Only people, who are affordable to avail internet services has responded to the survey.

People who are standing in the queue will never find time to respond to the survey. Hence the results can’t be generalized to the entire population. Results published is a summation of opinions of hardcore loyal fans of Modi government.

 

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