2015 study from Stanford researchers suggesting overall gains for urban charter schools, relative to traditional schools; growth was particularly strong for disadvantaged students.
Scholarly research is a great source for rigorous, unbiased information, but making judgments about its quality can be difficult. Here are some important questions to ask when reading studies.
2015 paper in Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
2015 report from the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on how persons age 18 to 34 engage with news and their online habits.
2015 roundup of useful materials and tip sheets that can help journalists improve their mathematical reasoning skills and reduce errors across a range of subjects.
2015 roundup of research relevant to the debate over extremists’ usage of social media channels to deliver propaganda and efforts to deal with threats and incitement online.
2015 review of research on social mobility in the U.S., with a focus on a study in Psychological Science examining associations between ideology and perceptions of mobility.
Terms and concepts relating to academic research methods, theories and ways of thinking about questions.
March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities — Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
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.