Scott Sisson on the reliability of opinion polls
Published on the 27 Nov 2018
Our Head of Statistics, Professor Scott Sisson, has appeared in an Australian Academy of Science video about opinion polls.
Professor Sisson discusses the accuracy of opinion polls and explains how sample size affects the margin of error.
Professor Sisson has also appeared in a podcast for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). In the podcast, he interviews statistician Melanie Black from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and QUT Associate Professor Adrian Barnett about how surveys work, why they are useful, and what you should consider before accepting their findings.
Professor Sisson is Deputy Director of ACEMS.