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Date:  11/02/16  @ 6:30pm

Topic:  The Science of Election Prediction

Location: Research Commons (3rd Floor - 18th Avenue Library)

Summary:

Comparing election forecasting models, election stock markets, polls-of-polls, and other prediction systems for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. How should the quality of a prediction system be assessed? Which prediction systems have been most successful in the past? How useful can these predictions be in this most unpredictable election year?

Speaker:

Herb Weisberg, Academy Professor, OSU Dept. of Political Science

Herb Weisberg is an emeritus professor of political science at Ohio State. Originally from Minnesota, he received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan where he taught before coming to Ohio State. His fields of research include American politics and political methodology, with a focus on voting behavior and on survey research. He is an author of the books The American Voter Revisited and The Total Survey Error Approach.

 

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