Hey, kids!
October 24, 2000 9:19 AM   Subscribe

Hey, kids! Statistics is cool! (Amazing introduction to the concept of estimation, and error computing.)
posted by rschram (2 comments total)
"Of course there are other ways that mistakes make their way into polling data . . . but there is no way to accurately measure these."

Bzzzzzt. One, you can vary questions and methodology to try and make sure that different poll-conducting techniques don't produce different results. Two -- and this does tend to work for elections -- you can wait and see what the final results are, and then say, oh, okay, we were off by EXACTLY six percent.
posted by grimmelm at 10:41 AM on October 24, 2000

Um, you meant "statistics *are* cool", no?
posted by baylink at 12:21 PM on October 26, 2000

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