Data philosophy

Our data philosophy is simple. No data is perfect. You need to know the limitations of your data to use it in a suitable manner. That is what compareFish will give you. Full transparency. That is a huge improvement compared to other data providers.

The core problem is that most people do not like to respond to surveys, and why should they? There is nothing in it for them. Oftentimes you do not even get to see the survey result. The people that answer is a selected group and that makes many survey results unreliable. Sometimes people are incentivized by money, but those people are again a selected group.

CompareFish wish to do things differently. We will let users exchange information. To see the result of survey questions and to ask questions to other users you have to answer some randomized question. In that way you contribute to survey results. CompareFish’s user group will again be a selected group, but a different selected group than most standard survey makers offer. Again, no data is perfect.

Many data providers do not disclose how many the survey was sent to and how many that responded. They do not inform us of how the data is generated. The worst example that come to our minds is a certain corruption index that is heavily used in social sciences. The company that provide the data only inform us that it is “country experts” that is surveyed, and nothing more. You do not even know which survey questions the “country experts” has answered. We are not comfortable with using such data, and neither should anybody else need to be.

CompareFish will be transparent. We will provide aggregate information of our users, so that you can interpret the data in a suitable manner. We disclose how many that has answered a specific survey question.