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So tonight, I want to publicly thank my rock, my foundation - thank you, Nate Silver (New York Times psephologist who predicted Obama's victory).
The Signal and the Noise Why So Many Predictions Fail--But Some Don't | NATE SILVER: Silver, an American statistician, sabermetrician (one who analyzes baseball statistics--we had to look that one up), psephologist (one who scientifically analyzes elections; we looked that one up, too), and writer, explores the world of prediction--from the NBA to the stock market.
NEW DELHI, June 12 -- An Indian psephologist has warned Pakistan and Bangladesh against introducing electronic voting machines (EVMs) that, he claims, are even more prone to fraud and manipulation than the conventional voting methods.
More than one psephologist has shown that it is not uncommon for people, when repeatedly asked the same question, to give a positive response the first time, offer a negative one on the second occasion, and then return to a positive position the third time around.
Psephologist Adam Carr, for example, categorizes only 31of the 150 seats in the national parliament as 'very marginal' seats, that is, seats where a change in party representation at any election is probable.
During the 2001 campaign, psephologist Ivor Crewe argued that the middle-class suburbs had `turned red'.
As a result, an exit poll does have a scope to give an imperfect picture," says private psephologist Rajeev Tyagi.
"She is no longer guaranteed to get the landslide majority that she was originally setting out to get," said Curtice, a leading psephologist who is president of the British Polling Council.
Dissident Aam Aadmi Party leader, writer and psephologist Yogendra Yadav, whom I admire for his forceful arguments, has in an article in the Hindustan Times found a conspiracy in the decision.
AAP leader and psephologist Yogendra Yadav, had said AAP would get 51 seats, BJP 15 seats and Congress 4 seats, in an internal party survey.
Projections, calculated by psephologist Dr Denis Balsom, would see Labour take three MEP seats, with the Tories one, and Ukip losing their only MEP - John Bufton.
Although less focused around the interpretation of opinion polls by political journalists at The Australian and psephologist bloggers such as the pseudonymous Possum Comitatus (now blogging under the Crikey umbrella), and instead dominated by more general criticism of the quality of professional reporting during the campaign, similar animosities flared up again during the 2010 Australian federal election campaign.
Summary: Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 11 (ANI): Psephologist Bhawesh Jha on Sunday opined that air strike carried out by the Indian Air Force and the interim budget presented by the central government will be beneficial for the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
When people ask me for a prediction, I have to say I know that I don't know" Veteran psephologist Sir David Butler "I still see the man who had my unlamented virginity, and I still love him in my fashion.
GVL Narasimha Rao, was a self-proclaimed psephologist of the mid-1990s, who used to predict a win for the BJP in every single survey that he was involved, irrespective of the outcome.
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