How to research nonprofit organizations, with examples of investigations and instructions on finding and reading 990 tax filings.
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.
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.
Columbia Journalism School's Nicholas Lemann explains a series of rules that can help journalists successfully integrate research and reporting.
2016 tip sheet explaining several online tools that journalists can use to analyze Web traffic and social media patterns, including patterns related to popular search terms, hashtags and URLs.
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.