Asking these questions can help journalists gauge the quality of a research study or report and avoid relying on flawed findings.
2016 tip sheet that helps journalists navigate the big-money and often partisan world of think tanks.
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.
The staff of Journalist's Resource offers advice on how to find, understand and use academic research to ground a story and fact-check claims.
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.
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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.
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.
This 2016 tip sheet helps journalists find and understand financial reports, such as the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
A 2016 list of math-related resources for media professionals of various experience and backgrounds.
2016 tip sheet that offers journalists several tools and sources they can use to localize the larger, national story of emissions reductions.