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Typology and level of a number of errors caused by the effect of sympathy and empathy in sampling


  • Gheorghe SAVOIU
  • Marian TAICU
  • Ligian TUDOROIU
  • Adelina-Suzana MARINA


Investigation of voters’ opinions concerning always changing electoral issues, with candidates belonging to political parties, and also independent candidates of interest to voters in a small town, which was effectively conducted in the year 2016, alongside of the intensely debated theme of the profile of an independent candidate, a potential winner in local elections – that was the synthesis of the research presented in this article, focused on the survey theory, and especially on empathy-caused errors in subjctive or half-guided manner of taking concrete samples. The article manages to emphasize how large can deviations from electoral reality be when sample surveys become subjective, calling on groups of investigators who are part of the candidates’ campaign team.

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  • Gheorghe SAVOIU & Emil BURTESCU & Marian TAICU & Ligian TUDOROIU & Adelina-Suzana MARINA, 2016. "Typology and level of a number of errors caused by the effect of sympathy and empathy in sampling," Romanian Statistical Review Supplement, Romanian Statistical Review, vol. 64(9), pages 13-22, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsr:supplm:v:64:y:2016:i:9:p:13-22

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