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Taylor's Column on Internet Polling

Topics: Internet Polls

In my post on Monday, I mentioned an article by Humphrey Taylor of Harris Interactive that appeared in the recent subscriber-only print edition of the Polling Report. We asked nicely, and the powers-that-be at the Polling Report have provided free access to Taylor's piece.

Taylor's piece is obviously not the last word on Internet polling, but his argument is well worth the click. The debate over "non-probability" sampling and Internet methodology is certainly one worth having.

Finally, in that Monday item, I neglected to include one bit of full disclosure that should accompany any commentary here on Internet polling: The primary sponsor of Pollster.com is the research firm Polimetrix, Inc. which conducts online panel surveys.

 

Comments

Thank you for providing this insight report to us. Like any time of change, the old paradigm practioners are holding on to their beliefs of being the true way of polling.

It is time to expand horizons and let the connected world speak.

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