Caption Contest - February 2022 - Results

The February caption contest featured a scene at the “ACME Polling Company” where three people holding clipboards are all facing mirrors and seem to be interviewing themselves.  In a first for the CAUSE caption contest three first place prizes will be awarded and all to students from University of Colorado, Boulder for their terrific captions. 
The first winning caption for the February contest was “Warning: pollster opinions may be reflected in survey results," written by Don Bell-Souder. The second winning caption this month goes to Sarah Arpin for her caption “Selection bias is in the eye of the beholder”  and the third winning caption was authored by Rosie Garris for her caption “ACME polling finds that bootstrapping still reflects self-reporting bias.” All three of these winning captions invite conversation about the type of biases that may result from the way a pollster handles the logistics of taking a survey and thus the importance of careful planning.