posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 09:10 PM
Hey I took the test, was careful about which boxes I checked, and was sure of the answers -- I am a news junkie -- and received a 76. Surprised, I
looked at which questions I missed and there were three listed that WERE NOT WHAT I CLICKED ON, the answers that were given as correct were the ones I
I then backed up the browser and could CLEARLY SEE THE BOXES I HAD SELECTED were correct and what they summarized as my inccorect answers were
I took the test AGAIN. Answered everything the same, and scored 83. This time it said I had answered two of the questions incorrectly. Once again I
backed up w/my browser and saw ANSWERS CORRECTLY CHECKED and NOT WHAT it said I answered/checked.
So I'm calling "CONSPIRACY" and would like to ask those of you interested to join in and see if we can test to see if they are using algorhythms
that support a presuppositon in regards to gender and education.
Obviously this is data-mining. I would assume for the purposes of marketing which is the most obvious road to monetizing research data, which is what
So here's that's what I experienced.
What I think I know is that are not using an IP to track the User, as I took it THREE TIMES, gave the same answers and got THREE DIFFERENT 'false'
results. Meaning you too can do this, RIGHT NOW and see what your results are, THEN LOOK BACK at your answers and see if they MATCH.
I think they either have, A) an issue with their code OR B) they are molding their data to reinforce a client's biased views -- i.e. I am a woman who
entered the work force at 13 and for that reason an autodidact. I answered as such both times.
THEN I TOOK THE TEST THE THIRD TIME and said I was a 39 yr. old man with a college degree. This time I SCORED a 91, the only question I got
'incorrect' was troops killed in Iraq, which was a constant in every test when results were delivered. EVERY RESULT said I selected 4000, but
EVERYTIME I went back I could see I SELECTED 3000.
So JOIN in and take the test multiple times, because WHAT'S MORE FUN THAN TESTING A TEST?
When you reach the end click on "How You Did, Question by Question" look at what it said you got wrong, and BACKUP and SEE if that IS ACTUALLY WHAT
THE BOX YOU CHECKED.
YOU MUST CLOSE THE BROWSER WINDOW AFTER EACH TEST -- I relaunched from the OP's link -- and then do it again using different demograpics AND TELL US
[edit on 26-7-2008 by TheWayISeeIt]