From Jamie Shuttleworth in the Herald today:
Nearly half of family doctors surveyed by a medical body said they are tempted to quit working as general practitioners (GPs) due to the impact of the pandemic. A survey of 280 GPs by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) found that 48% said they were likely to take early retirement or quit the NHS.
This is so silly, I should ignore it but I can’t help myself.
Dear research lead at MDDU:
Out of more than 5 000?
So, 5.6% response rate?
Structured or self-response (‘squeaky wheel‘) sample?
You don’t know what a structured sample is?
Did you maybe ask them a leading question?
You don’t know what a leading question is?
Your ‘doctorate’ didn’t do research methods but you can prescribe something to calm me down?
Did you check to see if there was any hard evidence?
You don’t know what that means?
Fewer seem to be retiring each year, only 3.3% of GPs in 2018 but you found 50% and it wasn’t the headline story in the Herald? You must be disppointed.
Your grade for the investigative journalism assessment? Same as the sample size.