[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Numbers and Percentages

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Numbers and Percentages

As a scientist, I work with numbers on a regular basis. I have a particular interest in probabilities. Therefore, polls and surveys have always fascinated me because of the confluence of numbers and percentages.

This morning's post by Henry at Babalu breaks down the numbers from a recent poll on Cuba. Aside from peaking my interest in such things, it is a revealing look at polls and the many different ways the results can be interpreted and even manipulated. For me, it is an eye-opener.

Check it out here.



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