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Stop Asking for Margin of Error in Polling Research

Annie Pettit | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Annie Pettit

Sometimes, the best measure of the quality of research is how transparent your vendor is when they describe their research methodology, and the strengths and weaknesses associated with it.

12 Hit Songs You Never Knew Used Samples From Older Songs

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment

You've likely heard Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz a few dozen times by now, but are you familiar with Balkan Beat Box's "Hermetico"? ...

Amerigo Gazaway: For Love of Hip Hop

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Music has a funny way of imprinting a time period in the listener's head. And maybe that's why we like it. As a work of both art and performance, listening to music becomes more than a passive experience.

Eclectic Method Remix Is A History Lesson In Music Sampling

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

Raise your hands in the air if you're in the mood to get your learn on right now! Hold on, hold on before you immediately navigate away, know that...

Remixing the Same? Bastard Pop at the Museum El Chopo, Mexico City

Eduardo Navas | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Navas

The conference was opened with commentaries by the organizers Jose Luis Paredes Pacho, Ruben Lopez Cano, and Julian Woodside.

David Shields: In His Own Sampled Words

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

"Then the excitement for me in really brilliantly done bricolage...is that the pieces come together as intellectual and emotional investigating. The shards have not only speed and magic, but they have momentum qua excavation."

Rivers: Random Samples and Research 2000

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Douglas Rivers is president and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix and a professor of political science and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Instit...

Lundry: Twitter as Pollster

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Alex Lundry is Vice President and Director of Research for TargetPoint Consulting, a conservative political polling, microtargeting, and knowledge man...

Anthony Wells Interview: Part 2

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Anthony Wells is the editor of the UK Polling Report and an associate director at YouGov [interests disclosed: YouGov is Pollster.com's parent company...

How Not to Respond to Poll Results

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

A new poll released today in the Nevada senate race should serve as a lesson for any candidates who wish to refute negative poll results: leave the po...

Polling Standards at the New York Times?

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

When I visited the Daily Kos blog this afternoon, I was greeted by the following headline "Chamber of Commerce Skews Polling in Dem Swing Districts" ...

Questions on the Daily Kos Poll of Republicans

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Yesterday, Daily Kos released a poll of self-identified Republicans which showed surprisingly high agreement on a series of questions asking whether B...

Taylor: Were the Benchmarks Wrong?

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Humphrey Taylor is chairman of the Harris Poll at Harris Interactive, which conducts surveys on the internet. I have read Yeager and Krosnick's recen...

Mokrzycki: Cord-cutting Continues at Steady Pace

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Mike Mokrzycki is an independent consultant who has studied implications of the growing cell-phone-only population for survey research. He was the fou...

A Remix Manifesto for Our New Copyright Czar

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

Obama has appointed the first U.S. copyright czar. Our profoundly broken copyright laws, rather than fostering creativity, as they were originally intended, now inhibit it at every turn.

Doug Rivers: Second Thoughts About Internet Surveys

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Douglas Rivers is president and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix and a professor of political science and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Instit...

'Can I Trust This Poll?' - Part II

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

"Can I trust this poll?" In Part I of this series I tried to present the growing clash between traditional polling methods and a new breed that breaks...

'Can I Trust This Poll?' - Part I

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

What makes a public opinion poll "scientific?" If you had asked that question of a random sample of pollsters when I started my first job at a polling...

How To Live On $0 A Day: Sample The Good Life

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

I'm not advocating dining and dashing (except on special occasions). Nor am I suggesting we return to the old ways of hunting and foraging for sustenance (a practice often referred to as "stealing" these days).

Census Bureau Nominee Rules Out Use Of Sampling for 2010 Census

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Census Bureau on Friday ruled out the use of statistical sampling in the 2010 head count,...

The Cheap Gourmet

Mitch Ceasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mitch Ceasar

In these tough economic times, when the going gets tough, the tough go sampling.

Genre Bending: How Hip Hop Became Kind of hip Pop

Daniel Werman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Werman

While sampling's presence may have made hip hop into the form that many of us miss dearly, its absence could actually start to foster a broad sound that we may soon grow to know and love.

Robert Groves Nominated to Head Census

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

In the survey world, this is very big news (from AP via The Page): President Barack Obama is tapping Robert M. Groves, a University of Michigan pro...

AAPOR 2008: Patrick Murray on RBS vs RDD

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Another in series of brief interviews conducted at this week's AAPOR Conference, this one from Patrick Murray, director of the Polling Institute at Mo...

Pollster Bites Pollster

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My NationalJournal.com column , which discusses the CBS panel survey conducted after the Barack Obama's speech on race and Jeremiah Wright and the att...