Lessons & Questions on: SLO-ADS


Percentages, the Swiss Army Knife of Comparison

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One of the quickest ways to become a smart consumer of statistics is to translate raw numbers into percentages, and raw increases into percentage gain. Percentages are not just an alternate way to present a statistic. They can give you a broader sense of the relative size of the statistic you are looking at. They [...]


3 + C: Deficit Reduction

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  From http://www.dartmouth.edu/~benv/files/poll%20responses%20by%20party%20ID.pdf YouGov interviewed 1056 respondents who were then matched down to a sample of 1000 to produce the final dataset. The respondents were matched on gender, age, race, education, party identification, ideology, and political interest. YouGov then weighted the matched set of survey respondents to known marginal for the general population of the [...]