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The Resource Where did you get this number? : a pollster's guide to making sense of the world, Anthony Salvanto

Where did you get this number? : a pollster's guide to making sense of the world, Anthony Salvanto

Label
Where did you get this number? : a pollster's guide to making sense of the world
Title
Where did you get this number?
Title remainder
a pollster's guide to making sense of the world
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Salvanto
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Polls are everywhere these days, and they're trying to tell us more than just who's up and who's down. As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, it's Anthony Salvanto's job to understand you--what you think and how you vote. He's the person behind so many of the poll numbers you see today. In [this book], Salvanto takes you on an engaging, fast-paced tour inside the world of polling and shows how to look at the numbers the way the pros do. Salvanto demystifies the jargon of polling and answers some of its biggest mysteries. How can pollsters talk to 1,000 people and claim to know the country? How do they decide who gets interviewed, what questions to ask--and why didn't they call you? How do they know the winner so quickly on election nights? And what's the difference between a poll and a prediction, anyway? Salvanto also addresses an even bigger question: Is America truly as divided as it seems? He goes beyond the horse race coverage to show how everyday Americans see the biggest issues of our time. The debates over gun control. The shocks of the financial crisis and deep mistrust that still lingers. The surprising and still controversial 2016 presidential election. He also looks to the future and provides a useful guide to how you should watch elections to come. Where Did You Get This Number? is an essential resource for anyone interested in politics--and for anyone interested in understanding how we measure people's opinions and decisions. Because while numbers are the language of polling, the stories they tell are ultimately about people."--Jacket
  • As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, Salvanto is the person behind so many of the poll numbers you see today. Here he takes us inside the world of polling and shows how to look at the numbers the way the pros do. How can pollsters talk to 1,000 people and claim to know the country? How do they decide who gets interviewed, what questions to ask? Salvanto also provides a useful guide to how you should watch elections to come. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salvanto, Anthony
Dewey number
303.3/8
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.P8
LC item number
S25 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Public opinion polls
  • Voting research
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • United States
  • Voting research
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion polls
  • United States
  • Public opinion
  • Voting research
  • Public opinion polls
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Where did you get this number? : a pollster's guide to making sense of the world, Anthony Salvanto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seen and the unseen -- Why didn't you call me? -- Finding you -- How to avoid surprises -- What are you trying to say? -- What's the story? -- How to learn a lot from a little -- You be the judge -- It all comes down to turnout -- Counting on Congress -- Is it really a horse race? -- Polling in the present tense -- The politics of inequality -- Would you invite a Democrat to dinner? -- Epilogue: All the people you don't know
Control code
1011680755
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501174834
Lccn
2018013690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028417293
System control number
(OCoLC)1011680755
Label
Where did you get this number? : a pollster's guide to making sense of the world, Anthony Salvanto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seen and the unseen -- Why didn't you call me? -- Finding you -- How to avoid surprises -- What are you trying to say? -- What's the story? -- How to learn a lot from a little -- You be the judge -- It all comes down to turnout -- Counting on Congress -- Is it really a horse race? -- Polling in the present tense -- The politics of inequality -- Would you invite a Democrat to dinner? -- Epilogue: All the people you don't know
Control code
1011680755
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501174834
Lccn
2018013690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028417293
System control number
(OCoLC)1011680755

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