Errors in Polling and Surveys

The 2016 US presidential election provides a good test case of the accuracy of public opinion polls. Natalie Jackson, polling editor for The Huffington Post, explained: There are lots of opportunities for things to go wrong in polls. Survey experts generally point to five areas where things can go awry: sampling: refers to the error... Continue Reading →


Insane Newsman

"If anyone ever doubts the importance of pausing between two unrelated sentences, this is the video to show them." PUNCTUATION SAVES LIVES. "LET'S EAT GRANDMA!" "LET'S EAT, GRANDMA!"

Debunking Conspiracy Theories

Many people in this Internet age believe "conspiracy theories" -- assertions contrary to facts established by eyewitness accounts or authenticated documents.  How can professional communicators persuade people not to believe conspiracy theories? Some of these theories go to the heart of critical thinking, and the need to develop such skills. What is a good way... Continue Reading →

Best Zajel Stories for September, 2016

ZU is back in session, and despite multiple holidays early in the semester (Eid, Islamic New Year), has published stories routinely in the first few weeks of the semester. Among them: Video News ZU students assist Syrian refugees in Jordan (Com 353 students) Introducing video news from Zayed University: festival time, and Abu Dhabi Book... Continue Reading →

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