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Sampling

Great things come from small samples

Opinion polling regularly hit the headlines in the run-up to the chief-executive election, and might have influenced the outcome.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Public support for Tang plunges as scandal hits

Popular support for scandal-hit chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen plunged 5 percentage points this week to 21.3 per cent of respondents in the latest survey co-commissioned by the South China Morning Post.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Less You Know, the Better (CD) DJ Shadow

American music producer DJ Shadow has released his fourth studio album, The Less You Know, the Better. Also known as Josh Davis, he can be credited with bringing turntables to the foreground of pop music, and introducing electric hip hop to the masses. This is a fine album, a condensation of more than two decades' worth of sampling experience.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Intricate elegance of sampling

American music producer DJ Shadow has released his fourth studio album, The Less You Know, the Better. Also known as Josh Davis, he can be credited with bringing turntables to the foreground of pop music, and introducing electric hip hop to the masses. This is a fine album, a condensation of more than two decades' worth of sampling experience.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Top officials' ratings reach new lows in HKU poll

Popularity levels for Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung have dropped to record lows, a poll by the University of Hong Kong revealed. Ratings for the finance minister dropped by 5.8 to 46.6, on a scale of one to 100, while only 22 per cent of the 1,005 survey respondents supported Suen as the education minister.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

More time with family: survey

The 2008-2009 budget has given elderly people a boost, with benefits including a one-off HK$3,000 allowance and extra day-care places. But a local group has voiced concerns over the emotional or spiritual needs of the city's senior citizens.

The Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) conducted a survey in January on the favourite activities of the elderly.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Firms use 864,000 trees a year for paper

Hong Kong's companies used 36,000 metric tonnes of copy paper last year, the equivalent of 864,000 trees, a Productivity Council survey reveals. From a random sampling of 221,000 establishments, researchers interviewed 501 office managers by telephone. The study revealed that the average company uses 160kg of copy paper a year, coming from 3.9 trees.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats deny poll set up to generate answers they want

Pan-democrats have defended a public opinion poll they commissioned against criticism from Beijing loyalist Tsang Yok-sing that the survey was designed to generate answers that backed their agenda.

Democratic Party member Lee Wing-tat said Mr Tsang had been selective and unscientific in an opinion piece published in the South China Morning Post on Tuesday.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HKU survey urging stricter policy on welfare 'used biased sampling'

Biased samples were used in a survey commissioned by the Social Welfare Department to justify proposals to force more parents on welfare to work, a concern group claimed yesterday.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

OUTTAKES

Pang plays tributes to Brown

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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