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Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
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.
2015 explainer on how to do research on nonprofit organizations, with examples of investigations and detail on finding and reading 990 tax filings.
Tutorial on how to use the programming language Python to scrape website data from a local county prison roster. The exercise highlights website source code and data structures.
2015 roundup of studies and related news articles that provide material for studying and improving techniques and approaches to writing about research.
Tip sheet explaining a few basic statistical techniques that can help reporters and editors make decisions when there is some ambiguity — and a borderline “call” — inherent in the numbers.
From “sample” to “confounding variables,” a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.
2015 Overview of tools that can help journalists assess the reliability of materials generated by users and diffused through social media
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.