This website by Annenberg/CPB addresses issues in statistics and polling. To enter the exhibit, you must complete a short online survey about your opinion on polling. Once you enter, you are taken through a year in a fictitious election campaign for an inside look at the mathematics behind the polls and the news you hear everyday. The website reviews concepts such as random sampling, margin of error, confidence intervals, and ways in which surveys can go wrong. The presentation is quick and easy to follow, ending with some examples of other instances where statistics comes into our daily lives. Links to related resources offer additional exploration of statistics.


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