Comments, observations and thoughts from two bloggers on applied statistics, higher education and epidemiology. Joseph is an associate professor. Mark is a professional statistician and former math teacher.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Candidate Rorschach will not be running
Nate Silver has an excellent post that implicitly makes a point that slips past most analysts: in a campaign where an incumbent faces an undetermined or little-known opponent, polls can be difficult to interpret. This doesn't mean that the polls at don't have useful information; it means you need to have someone competent (like Silver) to put them in the right context and properly analyze them.
Posted by Mark at 5:18 PM
Labels: Nate Silver, polls
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