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 roundup of useful materials and tip sheets that can help journalists improve their mathematical reasoning skills and reduce errors across a range of subjects.
Terms and concepts relating to academic research methods, theories and ways of thinking about questions.
2015 interview with University of Michigan sociologist Alford A. Young Jr., whose work has explored the lives and outlooks of young African-American males.
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.
After the 2015 death of the New York Times media critic, we highlight his 2011 conversation with scholar danah boyd on the nature of media in the era of WikiLeaks and Occupy Wall Street.
Curriculum overview with links to a variety of materials that help foster basic research competencies.
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.