Government and the sampling referendum by George Horace Gallup

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  • Referendum.,
  • Sampling (Statistics)

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Reprinted from the proceedings of the American Statistical Association ninety-ninth annual meeting, Atlantic City, N.J., December 27-30, 1937.

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Statementby George Gallup.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 129-142 ;
Number of Pages142
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Open LibraryOL16534557M

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