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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:10 am 
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Another question regarding an unmet demand survey. The survey says:

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To establish whether respondents were aware of the differences between taxis and
private hire vehicles, they were asked whether they thought the statement “All taxis
are allowed to pick up in the street or at a rank” was true or false. The survey identified
that some x% of respondents did know the difference between taxis and private
hire vehicles.


How can answering that question show whether the respondent knows the difference between taxis and private hire vehicles? :-k


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:50 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
Another question regarding an unmet demand survey. The survey says:

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To establish whether respondents were aware of the differences between taxis and
private hire vehicles, they were asked whether they thought the statement “All taxis
are allowed to pick up in the street or at a rank” was true or false. The survey identified
that some x% of respondents did know the difference between taxis and private
hire vehicles.


How can answering that question show whether the respondent knows the difference between taxis and private hire vehicles? :-k

It doesn't, it's an utter nonsensical question. #-o

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
It doesn't, it's an utter nonsensical question. #-o


Yes, and didn't take long to find out what the problem was, but just wondering what other people thought of it.

The original question seemed to have been:

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To establish whether respondents were aware of the differences between hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, they were asked whether they thought the statement “All taxis are allowed to pick up in the street or at a rank” was true or false. The survey identified that some x% of respondents did know the difference between hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.


Which makes a bit more sense (at least if you assume people think 'taxi' means either HC or PH).

However, the question at the top of the thread was in a Scottish survey, where the word 'taxi' specifically means a public hire vehicle.

So someone obviously changed HC to read taxi because the survey was in Scotland, but didn't seem to notice that as a result the whole question became totally nonsensical. #-o

Take it Halcrow a bit behind the curve with these things? :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:36 pm 
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Locally licensed taxis may, poachers cant

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:31 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
Sussex wrote:
It doesn't, it's an utter nonsensical question. #-o


Yes, and didn't take long to find out what the problem was, but just wondering what other people thought of it.

The original question seemed to have been:

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To establish whether respondents were aware of the differences between hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, they were asked whether they thought the statement “All taxis are allowed to pick up in the street or at a rank” was true or false. The survey identified that some x% of respondents did know the difference between hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.


Which makes a bit more sense (at least if you assume people think 'taxi' means either HC or PH).

However, the question at the top of the thread was in a Scottish survey, where the word 'taxi' specifically means a public hire vehicle.

So someone obviously changed HC to read taxi because the survey was in Scotland, but didn't seem to notice that as a result the whole question became totally nonsensical. #-o

Take it Halcrow a bit behind the curve with these things? :roll:



According to the UK government only hackney carriages are TAXIS.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:17 am 
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To my mind it shows that the person setting the question doesn't know the difference.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:45 am 
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grandad wrote:
To my mind it shows that the person setting the question doesn't know the difference.



I think you are correct ; I do hope this was not public money being wasted

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:30 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
grandad wrote:
To my mind it shows that the person setting the question doesn't know the difference.



I think you are correct ; I do hope this was not public money being wasted


only the "Knutsultants £50K fee)

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:34 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
edders23 wrote:
grandad wrote:
To my mind it shows that the person setting the question doesn't know the difference.



I think you are correct ; I do hope this was not public money being wasted


only the "Knutsultants £50K fee)



Most probably paid for out of licensing fees when it should be paid for out of the public purse


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