Resources for teaching statistics: Classroom Activities

3.12 The predictive power of polls

Dr Dillon Mayhew discusses polls and their predictive powers: Will Donald Trump win the US election?

What does a 30% chance of winning mean? Should we be surprised if he does?

This RNZ interview and the Dr Mayhew’s explanations of statistical concepts will enlighten students about probability and chance events and their application to polls.

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  • (Last updated: 29/09/16. Added: 29/09/16)

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