Last updated: January 30, 2017
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.
Last updated: November 10, 2016
Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
Last updated: September 7, 2016
Updated roundup of research on climate-change risks and the regions and groups most threatened by them, attempts to mitigate these risks, and adaptive efforts for coastal regions.
Last updated: July 28, 2016
Updated review of studies and reports that provide insights into law enforcement actions and recent patterns in America.
Last updated: July 2, 2016
2015 research roundup analyzing data related to deaths of suspects in police custody and looking at the academic literature that speaks to problematic or risky restraint tactics.
Last updated: January 24, 2016
2014 study from Yale University and George Mason University based on two nationally representative surveys on how Americans react to the use of the two terms.
Last updated: December 29, 2015
2015 study from the University of Iowa published in Nature Climate Change examining long-term trends in the frequency and intensity of flood events in the central United States.
Last updated: December 16, 2015
2015 updated selection of research on the wide range of impacts of retail chain stores, including on small local business, county-level employment, and more.