Mom's Pay: Another Non-Random Sample

May 11, 2006

The Wall Street Journal Online's Carl Bialik is on the case of another non-random sample survey conducted online. In this week's Numbers Guy column (free to all) Bialik writes about a study done by the salary compensation firm salary.com that...[More...]


On Reporting Standards and "Scientific" Surveys

April 10, 2006

Two weeks ago, I posted a two-part series on an online spring break study conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA). That discussion coincided with an odd confluence of commentary on online polling and the standards used by the news...[More...]


Junk Polls: People's Choice Awards

January 14, 2005

And now for something completely different.... Just for a change of pace, let's shift from a topic as serious as election reform to something as trivial as the People's Choice Awards. I do so, not to condemn this crown jewel...[More...]