Tim Morris points us to this news article:
And here’s the kicker:
Not quite as cool as the time I was mentioned in Private Eye, but it’s still pretty satisfying.
My next goal: Getting a mention in Sports Illustrated. (More on this soon.)
In all seriousness, it’s so cool when methods that my collaborators and I have developed are just out there, for anyone to use. I only wish Tom Little were around to see it happening.
P.S. Some commenters are skeptical, though:
I agree that polls can be wrong. The issue is not so much the size of the sample but rather that the sample can be unrepresentative. But I do think that polls provide some information; it’s better than just guessing.
P.P.S. Unrelatedly, Morris wrote, with Ian White and Michael Crowther, this article on using simulation studies to evaluate statistical methods.
Fake-data simulation. Yeah.