Quantitative Research Methods for Journalists
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course builds on material in DMJN208, developing students’ facility with quantitative research methods used in journalism and media research. Students learn to work with and critically assess quantitative information, with a particular emphasis on polls and scientific studies. The course covers basic and intermediate statistical concepts and calculations. Potential topics include survey research design and interpretation, causation, the central limit theorem, standard error, statistical significance and confidence intervals.