The Census and Politics

June 16, 2009 by
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This article does an excellent job of explaining the issues involved in picking someone to head the Census Bureau.

If you need a non-statistician’s explanation of why sampling and estimation is as accurate as an actual enumeration, consider your last blood test: did they remove and test ALL your blood?. These matters are beyond any scientific dispute. Yes, sampling is theory — the same way gravity is theory.

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