Evaluating Polling Methods and Results

What basic skills are needed to read a poll? How are scientifically sound polls conducted? How can one gauge the reliability of poll data? In this lesson, students learn terms associated with polling as well as how to read and evaluate poll methodologies and results. They then practice administering and interpreting polls.

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Subject polling, survey research, methods, public opinion
Abstract

What basic skills are needed to read a poll? How are scientifically sound polls conducted? How can one gauge the reliability of poll data? In this lesson, students learn terms associated with polling as well as how to read and evaluate poll methodologies and results. They then practice administering and interpreting polls.

Creator The New York Times The Learning Network
Discipline Political Science
Type Activity
Resource Type Activities/Exercises/Assignments/Modules
Language English
Education Level Higher Ed
Typical Learning Time 30 to 60 minutes
Access Rights Free Access
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