The Weekly Stripe –  09.06.17

The UK election results came out this morning following weeks of speculation, polls and forecasts. This week’s links look at the various ways in which we try to understand what people think and predict what they do.

John Rentoul on the accuracies and inaccuracies of polling. 

In this Guardian report, journalists spend time talking in depth to voters to find out what they are really thinking. 

Here, we revisit NYT’s piece on the limitations of big data in predictions.

YouGov’s Anthony Welles on the importance of sampling and polling method in measuring what the public thinks, but how ultimately no-one can truly know.

We also revisit an article by Simon Roberts on the value of ethnographic research in policy making and understanding how people experience our reality.