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Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods
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ISBN-13:
9781461641186
Seiten:
304
Autor:
Philip Meyer
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic
Precision Journalism (known as
The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.
Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as
The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. New to this edition are an overview of the use of theory and science in journalism; game theory applications; introductions to lurking variables and multiple and logistic regression; and developments in election surveys. Key topics retained and updated include elements of data analysis; the use of statistics, computers, surveys, and experiments; database applications; and the politics of precision journalism. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.
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