Statistics and the Elections

As the primary season gets underway, statistics are flying all over the place. It can be very hard to analyze how value and reliable they are.

FiveThirtyEight is a great site that does a meta-analysis of the polling data so you can get a better look at what is really most likely to happen (remember that statistics are predictive rather than certain).

It also does a good job of analyzing flawed science, discussing statistical data, and laying out the issues in research debates that you may see in the news. It also covers sports.

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