1. Why is there no margin of error?
No margin of error exists because every individual represented in the study was analyzed--the whole population represented (see #4) was analyzed.
2. How did you sample? Is the sample representative?
The whole population was analyzed, so the sample is without a doubt representative. The names of each individual sampled can be found on their respective department/division page on this site. Instead of taking a representative sample or individually talking to everyone every name was analyzed in a voter-registration database.
3. What about the people who are not registered to vote?
Any individual not registered to vote was marked as "Unknown" and put in that category, and thus are still part of the results of the research.
4. Who was sampled? (Who is represented in this study?)
Every individual that has a direct impact on the every-day operation and function of the university was analyzed. This includes faculty, administration, and others (such as auxiliaries, student representatives, etc.)
5. Some names show up on two or more department or division pages, were they counted multiple times?
No. Strict measures prevented this from occurring. Each individual that is a part of a department or division was counted toward the overall percentages of that division or department. When it came to doing the overall by-college or area percentages, and the university in sum percentages all duplicates were removed and thus no name was counted more than once.
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