Survey shock

This article highlights the difficulties associated with the design of surveys and the questions which it is legitimate to ask. It should be used as a starting point when students are going to design their own surveys. The interaction of political and social views with the design of surveys for other purposes, is a topic of concern both to mathematics classes and to social science classes.

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