The findings in public opinion polls are a fixture in the news media, with pollsters measuring the public's thoughts on politicians, public policy and pop culture. But how does polling work? And how accurate is it?
Core Standard: Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.
- Write five questions that anticipate variability in the data.
- What is the difference between median, mode, and mean?
- How do you calculate the degree of error?
- How do you calculate variability with quartiles?
- What influences public opinion?