Journalist for The Economist G. Elliott Morris, Author of Strength in Numbers
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with data journalist and U.S. Correspondent for The Economist G. Elliott Morris, who will discuss his latest book, Strength in Numbers.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with data journalist and U.S. Correspondent for The Economist G. Elliott Morris, who will discuss his latest book, Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them, an essential guide to understanding and embracing one of the most important and overlooked democratic institutions in the United States. This program is generously funded by the Bodden Memorial Fund.
In a vibrant history of polling, Morris takes readers from the first semblance of data-gathering in the ancient world through to the development of modern-day scientific polling. He explains how the internet and “big data” have solved many challenges in polling―and created others. He covers the rise of polling aggregation and methods of election forecasting, reveals how data can be distorted and misrepresented, and demystifies the real uncertainty of polling. Candidly acknowledging where polls have gone wrong in the past,View more
Event information is available on our website at: https://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3850&EventID=468053&PK=
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Sep 8, 2022 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Thu)
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Copies of Strength in Numbers will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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