The seven sins of commuting

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The seven sins of commuting

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:50 am

If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: The seven sins of commuting

Postby CommuRider » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:19 am

An average of 27 minutes? You have got to be joking.

Body odour should be no.1 not no.7 though this is all very unscientific. They lumped the drivers and train commuters altogether.
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Re: The seven sins of commuting

Postby gauchoracer » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:23 pm

45 minutes for 17%... Hmmm... :?
I wonder what the percentage is for those of us that take 1Hr 15Mins to get to work... :shock: :roll:
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Re: The seven sins of commuting

Postby x8pg2qr » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:57 pm

Most people would know that the most important part of a “study” is the methodology, even if the results are the easiest to publicise—especially expressed as a single number, and in list form, as this article does.

This study’s methodology as described in the article was “Regus surveyed 10,000 businesses to rank the seven most annoying aspects of travelling to work.”

Anyway, an average is just a mid-point of a distribution: some have very long commutes, and some have shorter. It’s a nice headline, and I have no doubts about the ability of survey-holders to do simple math. But it’s just one number, which I don’t think is unreasonable; keeping in mind the missing methodology, and missing results describing the width of the distribution, or even the raw data.

Quick Google search suggests the same “study” being done in multiple cities in the last month. http://www.regus.presscentre.com/conten ... wsAreaID=2

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