You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #123: My calculation is incorrect? You better look at this. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-04 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #122
123. My calculation is incorrect? You better look at this.
Edited on Mon Nov-29-04 04:54 PM by TruthIsAll
N= 1000 sample size

Sqrt (N)= 31.62278
MOE = 1/sqrt(N)= 1/31.62278 = 3.1623%

You get 3.1%.
I get 3.1623%.

Where's the beef?

I am a firm believer in the KISS philosophy: Keep the calculations in the model as simple as possible.

The simpler the model, the more robust.

Introducing extraneous calculations serves no useful purpose - in fact, it will obscure understanding the basics of the system we are attempting to model.

We should use the minimal number of calculations necessary to derive results which model the real-world problem at hand.

e=mc^2
f=ma

MOE= 1/sqrt(N)

But I digress...





Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC