Following a meta-analysis approach as a special case of multilevel modelling, we identify potential sources of dissimilarities in accuracy measures of pre-election polls, carried out during Parliamentary elections in Italy from 2001 to 2008. The predictive accuracy measure, computed to compare the pre-electoral poll result to the actual result, is the dependent variable and the poll characteristics are the explanatory variables and are introduced in a hierarchical model. In the model each outcome is affected by a specific sampling error assumed to have a normal distribution and a known variance. The multilevel model approach decomposes variance components as well as meta-analysis random models. We propose a multilevel approach, in order to make the estimation procedure easier and more flexible than in a traditional meta-analysis approach.
|Titolo:||Meta-Analysis of Poll Accuracy Measures: A Multilevel Approach.|
TOMASELLI, Venera (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|