The generation and public dissemination of information from surveys or polls may be expected to modify or condition the private attitudes or intentions it is hoped to measure. Thus the application of statistics to human affairs is often characterized by a reactivity or reflexivity that may even negate its findings or predictions. Bandwagon, funding, or floating voter effects arising from the publication of political polls are well known. Forecasts of expected visitor numbers for major events may exert a depre…
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