Applications of Surveys
Common Core: S.IC.3

Applications of Surveys

Author: Isaiah Steinke

This lesson will explain common applications of surveys.

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Notes: Applications of Surveys



(0:00 – 0:30) Introduction; Surveys

(0:31 – 1:07) Some basic survey examples

(1:08 – 1:43) Gallup poll

(1:44 – 2:38) Nielsen ratings

(2:39 – 2:51) Recap

Terms to Know

Gallup poll

A survey conducted by the Gallup organization to predict the outcome of the U.S. Presidential elections.

Nielsen ratings

The results from a survey conducted by the Nielsen group to characterize the number of viewers of a particular television show.

Nielsen Radio Index

Similar to the Nielsen ratings, this survey was first conducted in the 1940s to determine radio program listenership.