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Statistics - Polls: 
What do the numbers tell us? Related 
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Related Statistics Resources
Explore the following Web sites for more information about statistics and polling:

Visitors to this site can access raw data files and explore stories related to specific statistical concepts.

The Gallup Organization
http://www.gallup.com/
Here is a place to go to read data from a variety of public opinion polls.

Glossary of Statistical Terms
http://statistics.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/Text/gloss.htm
You can read about a wide array of statistical concepts through this hyperlinked glossary.

Statistics Every Writer Should Know
http://nilesonline.com/stats/
In plain English, this site describes the theories behind statistical concepts so that journalists can report polling data accurately. The site also hosts a discussion forum for reading and posting statistics questions and answers.

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/
This is another site to visit for an extensive collection of data related to public opinion polling.

Random Sampling and Estimation
http://www.learner.org/courses/learningmath/data/session9/index.html
Learn how to use results from a random sample to estimate characteristics of an entire population.

Research Randomizer
https://www.randomizer.org/
Randomly assign subjects to experimental conditions, or draw a random sample of individuals from a population.

What is a Random Sample?
http://www.aapor.org/Education-Resources/For-Researchers/Poll-Survey-FAQ/What-is-a-Random-Sample.aspx
Article defines random sampling and gives examples of good and bad samples.

Books
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos. Anchor Books, 1995.

Statistics the Easy Way by Douglas Downing and Jeffrey Clark. 3rd Ed. Barron's, 1996.

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