Precision Journalism: A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods (Fourth Edition)

Precision Journalism: A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods (Fourth Edition)

By: Philip Meyer (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Philip Meyer is the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742510876
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780742510876
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 0742510875
  • edition: Fourth Edition

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