Category Archives: Experiment

Polls Not Good Predictors

Polls are not good predictors of electoral outcomes; for example, “Mitt Romney’s team in 2012 expected victory based on polls, but their own base was not fired up enough to turn out in winning numbers while President Barack Obama’s base … Continue reading

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To Find Out What’s Really Going On, Experiment

Although survey research is commonly used to investigate everything (“everyone asks everyone about everything” is the way I put it in my book, The Problem with Survey Research), thereby generating unreliable information about virtually everything) some researchers obtain reliable information by field experiments.  For … Continue reading

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