The 7 Deadly Sins of Quantitative Methods in Academia

The 7 Deadly Sins of Quantitative Methods in Academia

By now, you have surely been bombarded with news reports, Facebook feeds, and commercials surrounding the upcoming Presidential election. Among these news reports are results of surveys that put one of the candidates ahead of the other in national polling—but, unfortunately, these polls rarely agree. Take for example the following two news clippings, taken from the same day:

 

 

And the following:

 

 

 

So what should we make of these conflicting reports? Why are they different, anyway? For a discussion of this (and many other issues) watch our presentation on the “Seven Deadly Sins of Quantitative Methods in Academia.”

    

 

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