Royals on the nose in poll

This article can be used to discuss:

i. the nature of surveys,

ii. the variables that can effect the results of a survey,

iii. the reliability of surveys,

iv. sample sizes,

v. sample selection,

vi. the problems that can arise from interpreting data when you do not know how they were gathered.

Further work could be undertaken by checking how such bodies as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) select their samples in order to reduce these variations. The ABS has published a book about this issue; this could be referred to.


(Written by Keith Kennedy-Tyson, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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