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November 2, 2005

It Aint Necessarily So chapters 8 - 9

It Ain't Necessarily So (Ch 8 & 9) -- News Writing (EL 227)

Chapter 8 talks about the differences of in statistical information from different sources. I liked how it mentioned that a statistic doesn't ave to go up or down but the way you get the information on it can become more or less accurate. It showed how two states reported on a story but one started early then the other, hence their statistics in the story were different. An increase in reports may just show achange in wats been said.

Chapter 9 tallked about whether a researchers motives are influenced by their research. Also how can readers be sure they can take certain studies seriously. They offer peer- review journals as reliable sources, but why? Isn't human error a possibility in a peer reviewed things? They also habe biases that condemn wrong research.

Posted by RachelPrichard at November 2, 2005 1:06 PM


I think that peer review is subject to bias, but having one professional critique another from the same field is a good way to ensure accuracy.

Posted by: David Denninger at November 8, 2005 1:40 PM

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