Victory | February 3, 2011
A Poll to Measure People’s Perception on Oil Exploration and Drilling in Offshore Areas
A random sample was selected of 4000 countrywide participants employing statistical technique simple random sampling employing random application software. The application included a database of landlines countrywide. Other statistical techniques were employed to ensure proportional representation of sample per target population per each district to ensure validity of results. The poll was conducted via telephone and interviews were conducted by a team of trained interviewees.
An instrument was created which included 7 questions measuring the major constructs pertaining to perceptions on oil exploration and drilling in offshore areas. The instrument was tested employing face validity and other statistical tests to validate reliability of results. Sample of the instrument is available for testing purposes.
The analysis was conducted employing SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Scientist) and included mainly frequencies and cross tabulations within each construct and variables of interest. All results are shown in graphs and tabular statistical tables. Tests were conducted within a confidence interval of 95% ( a margin of error of + – 5%).