Tag: Election

High School and College Sophomores Provide the Most Accurate Predictions of Presidential Election Results in Nationwide Contest

Winners of Prediction 2016 Contest used sophisticated statistical methods to predict state-by-state and overall percentage outcomes with greater accuracy than more than 450 high school and college students from around the country. Using statistical data and sophisticated analytical methods, two students — one high school sophomore and one college sophomore — provided highly accurate predictions...

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Demystifying the Election Prediction 2016 Contest

ASA is sponsoring the Prediction 2016 contest, giving students a chance to take part in this year’s election season by using statistics to predict the next president of the United States. Think you’re up for the challenge? We’ve compiled a few resources to help you get started. FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver, a well-known American statistician, offers...

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