Ten linking “best practices,” with an emphasis on stability and transparency. The goal is to reduce the chance that links will go bad, minimize the work going forward and maximize the utility for users.
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).
With a growing number of public datasets and data-visualization tools available, we provide a simple exercise in how to create a classic time-series graph using the Chartbuilder application from Quartz.
Running list of potentially useful datasets that can help drive stories as well as best practices, interviews with leading journalists and primers for journalists and students to sharpen their skills.
2014 report from Journalist’s Resource suggeting improvements to the Federal Statistical Agency websites and offering recommendations on how the agencies could better help news media.
With the continued funding of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, John Wihbey of Journalist’s Resource reflects on the initiative in the context of wider media trends.
2014 overview of U.S. government offices and agencies that produce publically available data and reports and the tools they provide for accessing research.
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 study from Pennsylvania State University published in PLoS One that uses computer-science techniques to estimate the total amount of research knowledge available on the Web.
Harvard professor Gómez-Ibáñez talks about research on subjects as diverse as transit in the developing world, electric vehicles in urban areas and high-speed rail.