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.
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.
Dedicating time to examine your stories' grammar, spelling and accuracy is essential. Putting on an editor's hat allows you see your own copy in a different way and help you improve it.
Curriculum overview with links to a variety of materials that help foster basic research competencies.
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.