Last updated: February 17, 2017
With American rhetoric on Iran again heating up, Iranian public opinion can bolster reporting. But polling data from authoritarian countries must be used with caution.
Last updated: February 15, 2017
A growing number of research organizations are not only placing their data online, but giving users tools to help visualize it. Our tip sheet explores some of these resources.
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: January 26, 2017
A host of government agencies and multilateral organizations publish trade data. They hold thousands of untold stories. Here are some places to start.
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 30, 2016
2016 tip sheet providing a broad overview of key tools, terminology and applications that can help journalists map data and tell stories that have geospatial dimensions.
Last updated: July 9, 2015
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.
Last updated: April 22, 2015
2015 report from the Pew Research Center based on the first national survey testing responses to government openness projects and measuring public perceptions.
Last updated: April 7, 2015
From “sample” to “confounding variables,” a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.