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Monday, August 28, 2006

Did you know that 1 out of 3 believe...

The arrival of modern communication tools has greatly increased the use of polling to influence public opinion. Readers have to be fairly knowledgeable about the science of public polling to be able to identify sloppy public opinion polls.

In this article the NY Times provides a basic review of the cautions we should take when reading articles that use public polling numbers to make a point.

Heading into the fall elections, I think all voters should be aware of these cautions.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How soon will the new Harmony system be available to parents? I am anxious to start checking on my child's grades.

Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

I have e-mailed the principals today to get an update on what each school has done or will be doing shortly, to get that information to parents.

I know the system is up and working.

I will post an update from each school on the blog site for you.

Thanks for asking.