... what 2000 reminded us about is that polls are not like taking samples of bacteria in a lake; they are an attempt to gauge human intentions, which are messy and resist quantification. [law]It's a thorough and cogent discussion of the issues that make the whole business of news polling quesitonable. Nice to see this somewhere other than first-year stats courses, where things like sampling error and issues of interpretation were beaten into our heads by responsible biostatisticians.
Huh. This is a weird welcome back to my annual visit of the old Livejournal friendship page. It reminds me of how, at the time, I thought it was…
The aftermath of the election makes it seem like we're all in for a very serious emo time, better suited to journaling than yelling on Facebook, yet…
Hey. it does!