The Startup
Published in

The Startup

The Point of Precision

In results from a hypothetical referendum question, it was claimed the option to leave the European Union with the Prime Minister’s deal had a 50.2% share against the option to remain in the EU.

This article examines the problems with presenting opinion poll results with that degree of precision.

“Along the lines”

Europe Elects, a polling account on Twitter, wrote:

UK, Opinium poll:
European Union Membership Referendum
Remain: 49.8%
Leave with Johnson Deal: 50.2%
Fieldwork: 15–17 October 2019
Sample…

--

--

--

Get smarter at building your thing. Follow to join The Startup’s +8 million monthly readers & +756K followers.

Recommended from Medium

Using Python to Download Sentiment Data for Financial Trading.

How do I read a CSV file from Google Drive using Python Colab?

Understanding the basics of Time Series in Data Science

Data Science — Looking at Problems from Different Angles

Exploring the Field of Data Science

A Low Down on Machine Learning

US National Flights (III)

Expressing Uncertainty in Surveys

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

More from Medium

Leveraging Daisies from within an R Environment

Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with One Factor

The choice of baselines

Checkpoints in stan via chkptstanr