Introduction to 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:
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 Prizi presentation (http://Prezi.com/zr-td-bz86bq/introduction-to-vote-sizing-introducing-us) I walk through the evolution of ideas which have shaped and reinforced my passion for vote sizing:
- Hegel's passion: (http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Wilhelm_Friedrich_Hegel#Progress)
- Marx's groundedness: (http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism#Overview)
- Correlating the two perspectives in a graph form.
- Searching for the ideal correlation.
- Finding a variety of possible solutions.
- Finding other (than Hegel / Marx dialectic) vectors in society which would benefit from vote sizing.
- Ways to invoke change in areas that are resistant to change.
- Ways to find stability in areas which seem chaotic.
- Areas of consensus to move into with little resistance.
- Areas of conflict to continue on, or try to alter; but with a better understanding of the risk and more visitiblity into the causes of the problems that surface.
- Transparent, controlled and insightful debate.
There are many other companies who run surveys (data mining, polling and/or focus-group research). If they are good, they:
- Plan a thought-out investigation into relevant areas of discovery.
- Come up with precise and unpredictable questions with possible answers.
- Produce an easy to understand and detailed analysis.
- Perhaps coordinating a discussion later on among the group.
Introducing vote sizing
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 forcast where there will be turbulance.