Facepalm-worthy Quote (Don’t Know Much about Samples and Probability Edition)
“We’re spending $70 per person to fill this out. That’s just not cost effective,” he continued, “especially since in the end this is not a scientific survey. It’s a random survey“—Representative Daniel Webster (R-FL), during his speech against the American Community Survey (which I discussed previously here).
If one knows anything about scientific surveys, it is the randomness of the sample that makes them scientific.
To quote Mr. Gumby: my brain hurts.