2015 and 2011 papers in PNAS that highlight dynamics within crowdsourcing projects and provide notes of caution around factors that can produce weaker or even flawed 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.
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.
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.
Review of how to use Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search in order to locate and leverage networks of scholarly experts.
Terms and concepts relating to academic research methods, theories and ways of thinking about questions.