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Topic - David Rothschild
The result: a compilation of answers that were as good as or even more accurate than those gathered by insiders who had been studying the awards for years, said David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research.
"In a forthcoming academic paper, we show that CivicScience's 2013 Academy Award polling stacked up very favorably against industry pundits and even statistical models," said Rothschild in a news release. "There is a lot of potential in the polling techniques they are using; this type of polling can be extremely accurate if you ask the right questions and know what to do with the data."