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Textbook: Writing for Statistics and Data Science

If you are looking for my textbook Writing for Statistics and Data Science here it is for free in the Open Educational Resource Commons. Wri...

Monday, 12 November 2018

Four OJS manuscript reviews, 2015-2018

Here is a dump of the remaining reviews I made for Scirp's Open Journal of Statistics from 2015 to 2018. For reasons explained in The Last Review I'll Ever Do For OJS, I won't provide additional linking information. These reviews are here as how-to examples.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Statistics in Politics and Demographics

In introductory statistics courses, we present these polls as if they are draws from a binomial distribution. That is, that every member of the relevant population is equally likely to be a respondent in the sample, and that they will actually respond with their actual voting intention or approval. Poll aggregating websites like Fivethirtyeight and Politifact have shown how far from the truth a real political poll can be.

This post is a draft of a proposal for a undergraduate interdisciplinary courses between statistics and political science on polling.