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Introducing vote sizing

Welcome to our new site!

iVoteSize surveys have more moving parts than traditional 1-person-1-vote surveys; and although our goal is to make the process as transparent, elegant and debatable as possible - you may find it easy to become overwhelmed or lost in all the new ideas at play in a vote sizing universe.

In order to get up to speed as fast as possible, I've created [to date, three of] four "Introduction" movies to move us along:

Introducing us

Hi there! I'm Steve Glickman - the Founder, Owner and President of the Vote Sizing Institute. Vote sizing is a passion I've been pursuing for the majority of my life based on rejecting the idea that 1-person-1-vote is the be all and end all of modern society.

In this video explaining my (http://Prezi.com/zr-td-bz86bq/introduction-to-vote-sizing-introducing-us) presentation I walk through the evolution of ideas which have shaped and reinforced my passion for vote sizing:

  1. Hegel's passion: (http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Wilhelm_Friedrich_Hegel#Progress)
  2. Marx's groundedness: (http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism#Overview)
  3. Correlating the two perspectives in a graph form.
  4. Searching for the ideal correlation.
  5. Finding a variety of possible solutions.
  6. Finding other (than Hegel / Marx dialectic) vectors in society which would benefit from vote sizing.

Introducing you

As our client, you are a member or overseer of an electorate, operating in a sector and subsector of society. You use vote sizing to find:

  1. Ways to invoke change in areas that are resistant to change.
  2. Ways to find stability in areas which seem chaotic.
  3. Areas of consensus to move into with little resistance.
  4. Areas of conflict to continue on, or try to alter; but with a better understanding of the risk and more visibility into the causes of the problems that surface.
  5. Transparent, controlled and insightful debate.

Introducing the competition

There are many other companies who run surveys (data mining, polling and/or focus-group research). If they are good, they:

  1. Plan a thought-out investigation into relevant areas of discovery.
  2. Come up with precise and unpredictable questions with possible answers.
  3. Produce an easy to understand and detailed analysis.
  4. Perhaps coordinating a discussion later on among the group.

Introducing our product

Vote sizing adds a few very important pieces to the process of querying a group of people - scales and formulas. With this additional information you will be able to find along with the traditional results (being generated on the equality line) - five other ways to favor voters: extremes, moderates, responsible, in need and random. You will also be able to find the deviation between different combinations - indicating how much conflict or consensus exists. With this understanding of how the group thinks and behaves, you can better plan the group's decisions and forecast where there will be turbulence.

Comment(s)

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Please note: The online submission process is in its infancy. It is mainly used by clients on their own private surveys. The fields are recorded on submission, but not entered into the results. This will be done manually and intermittently. Thanks for understanding.
Here is an example of vote sizing working as a widget or app to query members, contributers and/or fiends.
Visibility: Public
Admission: Public
Registration status: Optional
Registration code: 
Please place a check mark in the column corresponding to how you feel about the statement(s) below.
Declaration Disagree strongly Disagree somewhat Neutral Agree somewhat Agree strongly Abstain
I'd like to hear more upbeat songs.
I enjoy participating in provocative exercises like vote sizing.

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Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: ExampleSurvey » Restaurant » Staff » Suggestions on improving workplace

Differing regards towards confidence amongst employees.

Finding(s):
  1. Mid-level earners.
  2. Male employees.
  3. Employees living in either sparsely, or crowded, households.
  4. Employees working either few, or many, hours per week.

... favor confidence over all other resources.

Projection(s):

Male, mid-level employees coming from low, or high density houses and working few, or many hours are relying on positivism and confident of their skills. If this trend is supported by workplace policy, it will may drive them to work more normal hours; and if this dependence is positioned as non-productive, it may pull more females from mid-sized households into working more normal hours.

Recommendation(s):

Have a debate to find out how confidence can play a part in making wise decisions and following orders - try to find out what directions the staff would go if confidence were to be more emphasized, and also what 'other resources' might trump confidence.

[replyto_comment][delete_comment]
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: ExampleSurvey » Restaurant » Staff » Suggestions on improving workplace

Employees affirm their own commitment towards helping get work done more than they think the workplace is affording to them.

Finding(s):

Using traditional 1-person-1-vote voting; the staff in general are:

  1. Open to more testing.
  2. Open to exercises like this one.
  3. Feel that the tools they are given are undermining their confidence in getting their jobs done well.
Projection(s):

Unless more of their participation is sought in determining the course of the business - the staff will continue to feel frustrated and left-out.

Recommendation(s):

More vote sizing - or similar - exercises should be implemented, in order to find out how to improve the work place and fully engage the abilities of the staff.

[replyto_comment][delete_comment]
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: ExampleSurvey » Restaurant » Staff » Suggestions on improving workplace

Ease-of-access provides more opportunity for change?

Finding(s):

Staff who:

  1. Live either close or far away.
  2. Have either few or many people living in their households.
  3. Earn mid-level income.
  4. Work an average number of hours / week.

... are more receptive to running more vote sizing exercises.

 

Projection(s):

Workers most motivated to come in and work because either they need the money, or else are well paid and may either be supporting few or many people at home; prefer not to take the time to participate in exercises like these - so continuing to take the time to do these exercises might increase their level of frustration and attitudes towards work.

Recommendation(s):

Unless it can be shown to these employees the benefits of these kind of exercises, it might be advisable to allow these employees to abstain and focus on the employees who wish to participate..

[replyto_comment][delete_comment]
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: ExampleSurvey » Restaurant » Staff » Suggestions on improving workplace

Disagreement about being given sufficient tools to get the job done.

Finding(s):
  1. Mid-level earners.
  2. Female.
  3. Farthest away.

... workers all feel that the tools they are given are insufficient to get the job done well.

Projection(s):

Unless human resource filtering takes place, a large part of the work force will continue to grow frustrated with the way their work place.

Recommendation(s):

Further investigation should go into:

  1. Why male, close-to-work and/or high/low level workers are more content with their work.
  2. What kind of expectations are being put on the female, far-away, and/or mid-level staff.
  3. How to encourage some staff members from 1. to show staff in 2. (above) how to get the job done with the tools currently provided.
[replyto_comment]Español[delete_comment]
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: ExampleSurvey » Candidate » General public » Handling of the fiscal cliff

People who are:

  1. Living in either very sparsly or occupied households
  2. Work an average number of hours per week.
  3. Are either young or old.

... don't think that racism is interfering too much with the political process.

[replyto_comment]Español[delete_comment]
Posted: 1 year 4 months ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: Survey » Elementary school » Classroom » Grade 11 math

Female students, and students who listen to softer music, feel better about themselves.

[replyto_comment]Español[delete_comment]
Posted: 1 year 4 months ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: Survey » Elementary school » Classroom » Grade 11 math

Male students and students with longer hair need less explanation when assigning tasks.

[replyto_comment]Español[delete_comment]
Posted: 1 year 4 months ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: Survey » Elementary school » Classroom » Grade 11 math

Females stuends, and students who get either very good or bad grades, are more likely to say their family interferes with their concentration.

[replyto_comment]Español[delete_comment]
Posted: 1 year 4 months ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: Survey » Elementary school » Classroom » Grade 11 math

Students who:

  1. Live in either sparsely or fully populated households.
  2. Have mid-range grades.

... are more motivated by tests.

[replyto_comment]Español[delete_comment]
Posted: 1 year 4 months ago
By: Steve Glickman
On: Survey » Elementary school » Classroom » Grade 11 math

As the number of people living in the students' house grows, their desire to work with people they know diminishes.

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Introducing our analysis

*/  Introducing our analysis: Each page (or 'comment' or 'analysis') contains:Finding(s).List of discovery(ies) revealed from the information in the graphic(s) (below).Projection(s).List of projection(s) taken from the...

Introducing our product

*/ Welcome to the fourth - and last - of our introductory videos.In the previous videos, I tried to introduce myself, you, and the competition. Now I'd like to show you how by combining:My curiosity and drive to analyze...

Introducing us

Welcome to the first of my four introduction videos. My name is Steve Glickman, and I'm the:Founder. Owner. President. ... of the Vote Sizing Institute. I was:Born in Toronto, Canada. the origins of vote...

Distance to organization (minutes)

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Introducing the competition

Welcome to the third of my four introduction videos.In the first two videos, I tried to:Introduce both me and you, andConnect our shared goals with vote sizing.In this video, I'd like to introduce the competition and show...

Introducing you

Welcome to the second of my four introduction videos. In the first video, I tried to:Introduce myself to you, Shed some light on why vote sizing is important to me and Explain why I’ve made it a life-long crusade...

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iVoteSize surveys have more moving parts than traditional 1-person-1-vote surveys; and although our goal is to make the process as transparent, elegant and debatable as possible - you may find it easy to become overwhelmed...
Example
Here is sample survey we're preparing to help demonstrate how vote sizing can help you manage a restaurant better. This type of example showcases how vote sizing can be used to analyze a very sensitive area, while...
Example
Here is an example of vote sizing working as a widget or app to query members, contributers and/or fiends.
Here's a partially translated survey from an exercise we ran in a Colombian public school.
Example
Example
Here is a sample of how a political candidate (or party or referendum) can use vote sizing to anaylyze / predict how different types of people might respond to their responses, public statements or decisions taken, or...
Welcome to the third of my four introduction videos.In the first two videos, I tried to:Introduce both me and you, andConnect our shared goals with vote sizing.In this video, I'd like to introduce the competition and show...
This is our latest information kit on what an iVoteSize survey is, how it works and why it's needed. Enjoy!
*/  Introducing our analysis: Each page (or 'comment' or 'analysis') contains:Finding(s).List of discovery(ies) revealed from the information in the graphic(s) (below).Projection(s).List of projection(s) taken from the...
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 Introducing our analysis:

 

  1. Each page (or 'comment' or 'analysis') contains:
    1. Finding(s).
      1. List of discovery(ies) revealed from the information in the graphic(s) (below).
    2. Projection(s).
      1. List of projection(s) taken from the discoveries.
    3. Recommendation(s).
      1. List of recommendations to either reinforce or reduce the conflict.
    4. Graphic(s):

      ... however their appearance in the headers can vary from the example below.

      1. Either one or more:
        1. Result(s): Display of voters and votes for a combination one each of a:
          1. Question.
          2. Scale.
          3. Formula.
        2. Result set(s): Comparison of two different results.
      2. Usually have the following features:
         
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Printer and screen.
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Screen only.
 

Question(s):

  1. Questions are declarations' to which the voter can reply with one of five choices:
     Disagree strongly
     Disagree somewhat
     Neutral
     Agree somewhat
     Agree strongly

    ... with an the colors representing the level of acceptance or resistance that they feel towards the declaration.

  2. Although answering the questions is optional, we are not yet able to include blank votes in our analysis. (Please check back soon or follow us online to be notified when that version is ready.)
 

Scale(s):

  1. Scales are used to collect 'type of voter' information, so that we can try to find patterns or contrary between different types of voters

  2. There are no scale-to-scale results (for example: "How many women voters are under 30?") provided yet. Although we see the merit of this kind of analysis and plan to incorporate it in future applications; our focus for now is on comparing why some types of voters made different / similar choices as other types of voters.

 

Formula(s):

  1. There are already a large number of possible formulas to use in the amplification / silencing of certain types of voters in certain situations; each with their merit and purpose.
  2. Frequently, a result set contains a pair of two 'inverted' formulas - which are contrary to each other (least vs. most, middle vs. extremes, etc.) and therefore well suited to find areas of conflict or consensus between different types of voters.

Voters' chart:

  1. Voter's in the chart are usually arranged in order of increasing scale, so if the scale is Wage (per hour) then the lowest paid employee's vote would be the first (on the left side) and the highest-paid employee's vote would be last (at the right side) of the votes chart and the voters would be lined-up by their increasing rate paid.

  2. The height of each point / bar represents how many votes (using the header combination to calculate) were given to this choosing.

  3. In the example above, there is more green and blue ink shown on one end of the graph than the other.

Voters' statistics.

Pop-up table showing the votes' totals (total votes, amount of votes / each choice, etc.).

Votes' chart:

  1. The votes chart shows a pie-chart summary of the vote count from the voter's chart.

  2. The midpoint (see below) is determined by - and displayed on - the votes' pie chart.

  3. In the example above, the pie charts show that more green and blue is counted for one combination than the other (which produced more yellow and red).

Votes' statistics.

Pop-up table showing the voters' totals (total voters, votes / voter, most votes, least votes, range between most/least, average amount of votes, median of votes, etc.).

Audio rendering of vote count.

Click on this button to listen to how the results would sound if the voters cast their votes out loud.

Summary:

  1. The summary shows the:

    1. Winner of the vote count, combining all strongly/somewhat votes into one general 'interpreted choice':

      Choice Interpreted choiceMidpoint
       Disagree strongly>>   Disagree%
       Disagree somewhat
       Neutral Neutral
       Agree somewhat Agree
       Agree strongly
    2. The midpoint, showing by how many of the total votes went to this general choice.

    3. If there are many results (not result set) used for the analysis, then they are often ordered down the page by midpoint - so that the combinations which produced the most positive response are found at the top of the page.

Comparison:

  1. In a single result, there is only one combination at play, and no comparison information is shown.

  2. Two different results used in a result set produces two midpoints (one for each combination).

    1. The difference between these two midpoints is their deviation.

    2. The deviation is charted against a sensitivity chart, and a interpreted attitude is produced:

      Interpreted attitudePercentageSignifies
      Substantial consensus0%+Go for it.
      |
      |
      |
      |
      |
      |

      Proceed with caution or stop.
      General consensus5%+
      Mild conflict 10%+
      Moderate conflict 15%+
      Considerable conflict20%+
      Substantial conflict25%+
    3. The larger the deviation, the greater the conflict between the two results - and the smaller the deviation the more consensus exists between them.
  3. If the midpoint of one result produces an interpreted choice different from that of the second, then a 'Decision changer' message will appear.

  4. When there are more than one result set used in the analysis, then they are usually ordered by decreasing deviation (the most conflict at the top of the page).

Action panel:

  1. The action panel permits sharing of information and mining the data directly by featuring ways to easily correlate other results / result sets to gain more insight.

  2. The action panel contains the following actions:

    1. Permalink:
      1. Clicking on this will show results for only the combination(s) used in this graphic.
      2. This link can be send via email or chat to allow the recipient to go directly to this area of interest.
    2. Mine through questions:
      1. Clicking this link will show a list of results / result sets using the same scale(s) and formula(s) as in the graphic; but combining them with all the other questions.
      2. This will help you find other hotspot questions for the same types of voters.
    3. Full pass mine through questions:
      1. Clicking this link will bring up a list using the same scale(s) as in the graphic; but combine it with all the questions and also many popular formula pairs.
      2. This will help you find other hotspot questions for the same types of voters; but using a variety of ways to formulate them.
    4. Mine through scales.
      1. Clicking this link will show a list of results / result sets using the same question(s) and formula(s) as in the graphic; but combining them with all the other scales.
      2. This will help you find other hotspot areas between different types of voters for this question.
    5. Full pass mine through scales.
      1. Clicking this link will bring up a list using the same question(s) as in the graphic; but combine it with all the scales and also many popular formula pairs.
      2. This will help you find other hotspot areas between the different types of voters; and using a variety of ways to formulate them.
    6. Mine through formulas:
      1. Clicking on this link will produce a page of graphics using the same question(s) and scale(s) as in the graphic; but comparing the two results using many popular formula pairs.
      2. This will help you find out any other hotspots between the same types of voters and the same question(s).
  3. Each action in the action panel is paired with an adjoining 'open in new window' link to facilitate the process of collecting data from many areas of the results.