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Elections and Exit Polling is an examination of the specialized surveys that are used to track and collect data on elections and voter preferences. Employing modern research from the past decade and a series of interviews with pollster Warren Mitofsky (1934-2006), this volume provides a look at the key statistical techniques and survey methods for measuring voter preferences worldwide.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Elections and Exit Polling is an excellent basic guide to election polling, consisting of introductory material written by the editors and essays or excerpts of essay by various experts in the field." (MAA Reviews, August 2008)

"This book is early proof that Warren Mitofsky's legacy will live on after him." (Clyde Tucker of CNN News)

 “An understanding the relationship between the product and the process in election polling is often lost. This edited volume unites ideas and researchers, with quality playing the central role.” (Michael J. Brick of Westat, Inc.)

“The way [the author] conceived and constructed it is … a real joy for the reader.” (Dick Rubin of National Opinion Research Center)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470291160
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Fritz J. Scheuren, PhD, is Vice President for Statistics at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. Dr. Scheuren was the 100th President of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has a distinguished career in academia and consulting that spans over three decades. He has published over 250 journal articles on sampling of operating records, survey design, process quality, auditing, and missing data.

Wendy Alvey has over thirty-five years of experience as a senior statistician and policy analyst for several corporate and government entities. Throughout her career, she has conducted extensive research on the statistical uses of administrative records in U.S. Census development, and helped pioneer census policies that protect respondent confidentiality.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Fritz Scheuren Scheuren, Fritz Wendy Alvey Alvey, Wendy 1

2 The Infamous 2000 Election 17

3 2004: Fraudulent Election? 63

4 Mid-Term Elections: 2006 99

5 Globe-trotting Consultant 137

6 Looking Ahead: Recommendations for 2008 and Beyond 189

7 Technical Appendix 241

Author Index 303

Index 305

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