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.
Tip sheet that highlights perennial journalistic problems and provides a dozen models of background research that can help reporters sort through conflicting information.
Overview article that provides an introduction to the academic research world and explains how it can be leveraged by journalists.
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.
Article covering the basics of preparing, conducting, and editing an interview; with special emphasis on public officials and expert sources.
Curriculum overview with links to a variety of materials that help foster basic research competencies.
From “sample” to “confounding variables,” a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.
Roundup of useful studies that can enhance campus-based stories and provide material for practicing knowledge-based reporting.
Semester-long course on how to fairly and ethically cover diverse communities, which can often include not only race and ethnicity, but also religion, sexual orientation, national origin and more.