Who likes doing math in their head?

March 21, 2012

Me neither.

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48% probability

March 20, 2012

Whether or not you agree with the general statement, you have to admit that 48% is awfully precise.


Survey Says

March 12, 2012

What a fantastic survey question.
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2012/03/19/120319sh_shouts_frazier

Remember, always ask the surveyor specifics if you don’t understand the question.

Based on this: http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/employment/5-americans-would-get-divorced-just-work-home


Subpopulation estimates

March 7, 2012

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-exit-polls-tell-the-story


Congressional concordance

March 2, 2012

I just learned about the website http://capitolwords.org which organizes the words used Congress (since ’96) and presents them in interesting ways.

For example, check out:
http://capitolwords.org/?terma=government+accountability+office&statea=&partya=&termb=general+accounting+office&stateb=&partyb=
http://capitolwords.org/state/DC/
http://capitolwords.org/term/peripatetic
http://capitolwords.org/?terma=love&termb=hate

Did you find any interesting word counts?


Death from Syphilis Friday

March 2, 2012

This is the best graphical display of quantitative information that you will see today:
http://blog.inshaw.com/2012/03/death-from-syphilis-friday.html


AAPOR student travel awards

March 1, 2012

Want to be more active in AAPOR? But you’re a grad student with barely enough money for ramen?
http://sherwood-aapor.informz.net/sherwood-aapor/archives/archive_2172062.html