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Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
he ASA and Wiley-Interscience are excited to solutions using innovative data-mining algorithms
announce that ASA members now have a new and/or novel statistical approaches, and the objective
benefit of membershipf— ree online access to evaluation of analyses and solutions. Of special inter-
Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (SAM). est are articles that describe analytical techniques and
SAM addresses the broad area of data analy- discuss their application to real problems in such a
sis, including data mining algorithms, statistical way that they are accessible to domain experts across
approaches, and practical applications. Topics include science, engineering, and commerce.
problems involving massive and complex data sets, The 21st century has become a century of data,
with most domains striving to use general models
for their mountains of information. Data mining
AAPOR Objects to
and statistical analysis are among the most effective
ways to produce useful models from massive, com-
plex data sets. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
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is a resource for those solving practical problems,
enabling them to benefit from ideas developed in
other domains. It is an international journal with
Published Polls
an interdisciplinary focus, covering areas that are
becoming increasingly important.
AAPOR considers the release of
he American Association
How to Access SAM
for Public Opinion
this information for public polls
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Research (AAPOR)
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Executive Council recently found
for professional behavior among
that the refusal by Atlanta-based
those who conduct public opin-
Go to and click “regis-
Strategic Vision LLC to provide
ion research, regardless of whether
ter” in the upper right corner of the screen.
sufficient information about the
they are AAPOR members.
Complete the New User Registration Page and
methodology used in its surveys
Stephen J. Blumberg, chair of
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was “inconsistent with AAPOR’s
AAPOR’s Standards Committee,
Code of Professional Ethics and
noted that the complaint and
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to AAPOR’s evaluation of the
gation address the quality of work your first time accessing SAM, follow these steps:
methodological factors in the 2008
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pre-election polls, particularly those
of the polls, or the integrity of
conducted prior to the New
the company,” Blumberg said.
Hampshire Democratic primary.
“AAPOR’s singular goal when
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key “MBR63288.”
Vision was the only of 21 firms
the public’s confidence in public
contacted that failed to release
opinion research. Confidence is
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essential facts about the polls it pub-
strengthened when researchers
lished prior to the 2008 presidential
disclose aspects of their work that
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primaries in New Hampshire and
may have a direct bearing on the
Wisconsin. Due to Strategic Vision’s
data produced and the interpreta-
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failure to respond over a period of
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more than one year, a complaint
The report on AAPOR’s offi-
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was filed against the company, alleg-
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When you return to Wiley InterScience after
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polls prior to the 2008 presiden-
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complaint, Strategic Vision CEO
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