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13 Threats to Survey Accuracy

Way back in 1944, Edwards Deming published an article in the American Sociological Review that could be required reading for anybody who does research today.  He outlined all potential (and unfortunately, common) sources of error in survey research. Apparently our contemporary obsession with sample sizes, random samples, response rates, and margins of error is not…

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Why Every Business Needs the Census Bureau

Every ten years the Census Bureau provides a count of all people living in the United States.  More importantly, the Census Bureau and other agencies conduct ongoing surveys of the population to document crucial facts and figures about who we are. And every year, it seems, these agencies come under attack from politicians who would…