One important step of our survey preparation is stratification, dividing members of the population into homogeneous subgroups before sampling. To make homogeneous subgroups – in our cases, precincts – summaries are generated. The percentage of Hispanic population, age group and voting times in the past are used as criteria for stratification.
Emily (’16) and René (’17) attended Trooping the Colour on June 14, 2014 – the ceremony marking the Queen’s official birthday. To their surprise, not only did they see Queen Elizabeth waving and smiling just a few feet away from them, but also Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as well as William’s younger brother, Prince Harry. The royal family watches an RAF flyover from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Photo credit: Emily/SMU Adventures Queen Elizabeth waves from her carriage during Trooping the Colour, June 2014. Photo credit: Emily/SMU Adventures Prince Harry and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, participate in Trooping the Colour during Queen Elizabeth's 2014 birthday celebrations. Photo credit: Emily/SMU Adventures