The data pertain to 30 years of polling work. We have made much
effort to standardize the samples and question wording wherever
comparisons are made across years. However it still leaves room
for improvement. We will join our readers in bringing greater
refinement in all stages of research as we look ahead to future
work on the same subjects.
LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD
The basic purpose of this Report is to start a meaningful debate on the issue
of Polling Research on Society and Food Habits in Pakistan and identify
avenues of further improvement. We admit that during the last 30 years we
often asked inappropriate questions or did not maintain a time series as we
should have. Moreover, our questions were not always informed by Relevant
Experts knowledge. Hopefully in the future, we will frame more ‘informed
questions’ in a more ‘informed framework’.
While recognizing its limitations, what we have and present here, provides
approximations to Perceptions on a wide variety of Social issues, which may
otherwise be unavailable in a scientific fashion.
We present this to generate a constructive debate between Sociologists,
Anthropologists and related Professionals working on Social Issues and Survey
Researchers. The two can join hands to produce valuable Research and
teaching materials for Concerned Professionals.