2015 report from the Federal Trade Commission detailing patterns of fraud and abuse complaints across the United States and showing state- and metro-area level rates of consumer reporting.
2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional U.S. city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, “Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities.”
2014 list of data sources and tools from a broad range of federal agencies, courtesy of Katherine R. Smith, executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS).
2014 research brief on the durability of “special interest” tax breaks, based on nearly 20 years worth of data, by Jake Haselswerdt of the University of Michigan.and the Scholars Strategy Network.
From “sample” to “confounding variables,” a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.
2014 research on how lessons from past conflicts can help us better understand current events, by Ashley M. Howard, Loyola University New Orleans and the Scholars Strategy Network.
From studies on the relationship between wages and well being to the financial benefits of political incumbency, scientific research frequently involves the technique of regression. We explain the basics.
2014 review of studies and surveys on issues related to same-sex couples, including legalization, health care, taxation impacts, child-raising and policy adoption.
2014 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network on how banking and federal policy are holding back progress toward a full U.S. housing recovery.
Overview article that provides an introduction to the academic research world and explains how it can be leveraged by journalists.