Monthly Archives: November 2016

Confidence in Polls Eroding

The election of The Donald, contrary to predictions of pollsters, has helped erode confidence in polls. The pollsters haven’t given up trying to do what can’t be done–that is, trying to to produce reliable information from answers to questions–but more … Continue reading

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Interviewer Effects Unexamined

Interviewers affect answers and, thereby, make answers unreliable.  As indicated in the newsletter below from a university survey research center, survey researchers acknowledge as much and, moreover, admit they do not examine these effects.  This newsletter is part of what … Continue reading

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