Thursday, October 18, 2007

poll corrections

There were quite a few things wrong with the Gore poll. When using the AP Stlyebook you can find how a correct poll should be done on page 193-194.

There was no percentage for the mrgin of error in the poll. It didn’t say who was being interviewed or if it was a random sampling. It didn’t say who the poll is being sponsored by. It didn’t say how the poll was conducted via internet or phone conversations. It didn’t say how many people were interviewed during the poll.
This was a group assignment right????

1 comment:

Pete said...

Good! You got the point of what the AP Stylebook says about it.

Why don't you go back and edit in a link ... to the Trib or something else ... just to get the practice?