Map Representation of Polling Data

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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Map Representation of Polling Data


 






Date: Thursday, October 09
Time: 3:30 pm -- 4:30 pm
Place: 2624 Howe Hall
Speaker: Barret Schloerke

Abstract:


The Graphics working group is going to continue the discussion on polling data. Starting with the changes in polls between last weeks and this weeks polls, the focus this week will be on map representation of polling data. We will, in particular, deal with the problem of over/under representation of information due to differences in the size of states. One solution to this problem are cartograms. We will discuss different types of cartograms and look at some cartograms of the polling data.


 


Barret Schloerke is going to lead the discussion.

 


Di Cook has posted the group's current analysis of the presidential polls at:


http://www.public.iastate.edu/~dicook/Election/


 


It summarizes the work that the Statistical Graphics group has been doing in the past couple of weeks.


There are different displays of the data than you can find on other polling information sites. And we have used a comprehensive listing of pollsters results, compiled by extracting information from the web, and merging using python scripts. She is planning to update the material at this site each day, or every couple of days until November


 


 


References/Additional Material:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cartogram-2004_Electoral_Vote.gif


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/DispLib/Statesall.jpg

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