“There you go again” – Government regulations, the economy and data abuse.

I expect bias when reading articles from certain sources. In my attempt not to succumb to withdrawing into my own comfortable, information cocoon and read only news that I know will support my existing positions I continue to read articles from sources with known points of view including the Wall Street Journal. But in reading … More “There you go again” – Government regulations, the economy and data abuse.

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Polls: Land lines account for most survey responses but are they representative?

When is the last time you called a residential land line? The way we communicate is changing daily and while these changes are recognized by some polling organizations, they are not being adequately addressed resulting in poll data that may not be representative.  Without confidence in the representativeness of the sample it is not possible … More Polls: Land lines account for most survey responses but are they representative?

Things that make you look dumb: Citing bad poll data

Even under the best of circumstances it is difficult to collect representative data from a limited sampling of the population.  Legitimate organizations make an honest attempt but there are factions that, through ignorance or by design, so fully bastardize the process the resulting information is less than meaningful.  We must be critical thinkers when it … More Things that make you look dumb: Citing bad poll data