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Precision journalism : a reporter's introduction to social science methods

Author: Philip Meyer
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This volume aims to show journalists and students of journalism how to use technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Meyer
ISBN: 0742510875 9780742510876 0742510883 9780742510883
OCLC Number: 779865330
Description: viii, 263 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 The Journalism We Need Chapter 2 Using Numbers Rationally Chapter 3 Some Elements of Data Analysis Chapter 4 Harnessing the Power of Statistics Chapter 5 Computers Chapter 6 Surveys Chapter 7 Lurking Variables, Part I Chapter 8 Lurking Variables, Part II Chapter 9 Experiments: In the Lab, in the Field, and in Nature Chapter 10 Databases Chapter 11 How to Analyze an Election Chapter 12 The Politics of Precision Journalism Chapter 13 Appendix: Three Things to Measure with Census Data
Responsibility: Philip Meyer.

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Precision Journalism is a must-read for journalists intending to do in-depth reporting in the 21st century-whether it involves polling, data analysis, or understanding complex reports. This updated Read more...

 
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