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ewinter (EVANS WINTER) says...

Trump's credibility with thinking people is some where way out "beyond the fifth standard deviation" ---You may have to look up statistics: precision interval (so called "margin of error" in polls) and confidence level (never mentioned, but arbitrarily selected to make the "margin of error" look good). ----you might also educate a few readers in representativeness of the sample of the population studied (do all voters have a telephone?) and how the question is phrased.---and that distributions of populations with lower limits of zero (absolute) but undefined upper limits are always skewed toward the upper limit, and sometimes (in particular when an occurrence is very unlikely) significantly. Key words: "normal" and "log normal". Somewhat esoteric, but it ain't "rocket science" ( there's my favorite word(s) for your consideration.)

August 26, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )