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ERIC Number: EJ770337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Regression Analyses on the Butterfly Ballot Effect: A Statistical Perspective of the US 2000 Election
Wu, Dane W.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v33 n2 p309-317 Mar 2002
The year 2000 US presidential election between Al Gore and George Bush has been the most intriguing and controversial one in American history. The state of Florida was the trigger for the controversy, mainly, due to the use of the misleading "butterfly ballot". Using prediction (or confidence) intervals for least squares regression lines on the Florida election data, under some reasonable assumption, this author concludes that the ambiguity with regards to the butterfly ballot does have a significant impact on the final election result. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida