Big Data and the 2017 Election – Why it was about much more than predicting the result

It’s absolutely necessary that we understand the types of data sources being ingested so that we can classify how to evaluate that information.

The jury is still out on the pollsters’ performance in the 2017 UK General Election. Most of the final polls before the vote itself got near to the actual share achieved by the Conservatives. While the Labour Party share was underestimated by many analysts, it would be viable to argue that the pollsters’ overall performance was better than in 2015 and that some polls this time got close to calling the election right.

Author: Patrick Booth

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