This is a list of both useful and eclectic articles and guides to data journalism, in no particular order, though I’ve sorted them into rough categories for now. This list is auto-generated from a Google Spreadsheet

Title Author Published Category Type Added
An international collaboration of the best of data journalism worldwide.
The European Journalism Center and the Open Knowledge Foundation
2012 Reporting Book 9/4/2013
Daniel Gilbert had spreadsheets with thousands of rows of data. "There was a story there, he was certain. But control-f would not find it." After he took a class on how to use Microsoft Access, he could finally ask and answer the questions he knew were in the data. Gilbert's meticulously detailed series on landowners being cheated by oil and gas companies ended up winning a Pulitzer.
Janet Paskin with Daniel Gilbert
11/9/2010 Reporting Article 9/4/2013
Anthony DeBarros
Reporting Article 9/4/2013
How the structure of data can create new kinds of storytelling.
Matt Waite
Reporting Article 9/4/2013
How exactly do you define "worst"? Here's a high-level description of the factors reporters used to rank the performance of charity, and the amount of data they had to sift and analyze to do so.
Kendall Taggart and Kris Hundley
6/6/2013 Reporting Article 9/4/2013
Derek Willis
Reporting Guide 9/4/2013
Richard Parker
Reporting Article 9/4/2013
Nicholas Diakopoulos
Reporting Article 9/4/2013
A video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium
Geoff McGhee
9/28/2010 Reporting Article 9/4/2013
Using the MTA turnstile data to see what kind of crowds Jay-Z drew at Jay-Z's inaugural concert with Barclays Center.
John Keefe
2012-09 Reporting Article 9/12/2013
WNYC's political team wanted to know: how much money was being raised by candidates for a state legislative district from within the district itself? John Keefe walks through his use of Fusion Tables and additional database techniques for the analysis and visualization.
John Keefe
2011-09 Reporting Guide 9/12/2013
One day John Keefe was just browsing the official NYC data site and tucked away some code that involved the city's flood zones. When Hurricane Irene stuck, was flooded (with web traffic) and WNYC became an invaluable resource.
John Keefe
Reporting Article 9/12/2013
Why aren't more Congressional reporters taking advantage of the copious generated by our legislators?
Derek Willis
Reporting Article 9/12/2013
Chrys Wu
Reporting Article 9/14/2013
A brilliant walkthrough of benign data sets and the code that could potentially launch investigative projects.
Kate Martin, Grant Smith, Megan Luther
Reporting Guide 9/14/2013
Adam Hochberg
Reporting Article 9/14/2013
This 2013 Pulitzer Public Service winning story epitomizes the best of watchdog journalism, as its expose of a deadly public injustice sparked swift reform. But it deserves an award for its ingenious do-it-yourself way of collecting the kind of data that, in theory, was non-existent.
Sally Kestin and John Maines
Reporting Article 9/14/2013
Sarah Harkins
Reporting Article 9/15/2013
OK, this is not a traditional data journalism book, though it's one of the best true crime and/or journalism books ever written. Simon does keep and review a tally of the bodies and where they marticulate in the Balitmore justice system throughout the year. Also, there's a memorable passage about the "murder board", a simple visualization that has unintended consequences on the efficency of the homicide squad.
David Simon
Reporting Book 9/18/2013
The modern computing age may have irreperably damaged the business of journalism, but it may also streghten the act of journalism.
Sarah Cohen, James T. Hamilton, Fred Turner
Reporting Article 9/21/2013
Paul Bradshaw
10/1/2010 Reporting Article 9/23/2013
This landmark study that studied whether financial disclosure laws were actually being followed was the result of old-fashioned data collection: travelling to Minnesota and manually copying documents, before analyzing them in Access.
Joseph S. Ross, Josh E. Lackner, et al.
Reporting Article 9/27/2013
"That intellectual curiosity. That bullshit detector for lack of a better term, where you see a data set and you have at least a first approach on how much signal there is there...That stuff is kind of hard to teach through book learning. So it’s by experience. I would be an advocate if you’re going to have an education, then have it be a pretty diverse education so you’re flexing lots of different muscles...You can learn the technical skills later on"
Walter Frick
Reporting Article 10/1/2013
Is it possible to run a mugshot-aggregating website and still follow journalistic ethics?
Matt Waite
3/11/2013 Reporting Article 10/6/2013
When there is no data, build your own. After discovering that no one was keeping track of Washington D.C.'s numerous homicide victims, Laura and Chris Amico simply started counting. The hand-built data source became a community resource as well as a source for data analysis.
Erin Kissane, with Laura and Chris Amico
Reporting Article 11/17/2013
"But when you open up the Excel spreadsheets from the VBA, you’ll find lots of figures with little explanation. So we’ve put together this guide to get you started in your pursuit of good local, state, regional and national stories that are to be had in the data. A grounding in Excel basics is needed to follow along."
Shane Shifflett
12/6/2013 Reporting Article 12/6/2013
Scott Klein
12/16/2013 Reporting Article 12/16/2013
A great example of making use of limited data through plain deductive reasoning, cleverness, and good reporting. Comes with pretty pictures, too.
Al Shaw and Justin Elliott
Reporting Guide 1/13/2014
Harry Jaffe
Reporting Article 1/24/2014
Brad Racino and Joe Yerardi
Reporting Guide 1/31/2014
Reporting Article 3/6/2014
Judy Bayer and Marie Taillard
9/27/2013 Reporting Article 3/6/2014
Computers have made mapping almost too easy, to the point where we overlook clearer, more efficient ways to display data that isn't particularly geospatially interesting.
Matthew Ericson
10/14/2011 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
A well-lillustrated list of design concepts to bring to visualizations and news interactives.
Lena Groeger
5/30/2013 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Are modern web interactives becoming too complicate for users to interpret? Probably.
Shazna Nessa
6/13/2013 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
How ugly formatting, including improperly bolded text, can obscure the important information in technical presentations.
Edward Tufte
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
A great discussion between Edward Tufte and his readers on why pie charts aren't ideal.
Edward Tufte discussion board
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Chart types, from simple to exotic, in tabular form.
Angela Zoss
2010 Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
Applying Tufte's principle of small multiples to online video thumbnails.
Matt Linderman
2/13/2007 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Charts can be too beautiful for their own good.
Kaiser Fung
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
An awe-inspiring visual essay from the creator of D3, its purpose "to share my love of examples with you."
Mike Bostock
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Drawn sketches can hint at what's visually compelling to the designer.
Jason Fried
8/27/2009 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
This is not really about data, but about the details of the creation process, and the importance of streamlining your workflow.
Jason Fried
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Another popular web visualization that is more junk than data.
Jacob Harris
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
When you want something done beautifully, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
Alastair Coote
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
Bret Victor
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Bret Victor
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
A critique of a well-liked New York Times interactive.
Bret Victor
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Daniel Brownstein
8/3/2013 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
A critique of map design and thresholds, in the contest of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk data
Steven Romalewski
7/27/2012 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Ian Storm Taylor
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
A case for where hand-editing has advantages over algorithmic rendering.
Seth Stevenson
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Susan Schulten
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
John Mackenzie
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
Andy Boyle
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
The beach ball chart is about as dumb as it sounds.
Joe Germuska
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Christopher Groskopf
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
John Keefe
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
Al Globus
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Jim Vallandingham
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
Millions and millions of beautiful dots, without crashing your computer
Eric Fischer
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Alex Krusz
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Zachary Forest Johnson
10/18/2011 Visualization Article 9/4/2013
Christopher Groskopf
Visualization Guide 9/4/2013
An behind-the-scenes explanation of how one of the best web visualizations ever was built.
Mike Bostock
Visualization Article 9/4/2013
How to use Google-provided election data to build a Fusion Table-powered map.
John Keefe
2012 Visualization Guide 9/12/2013
With Fusion Tables and a little Ruby magic, John Keefe describes how he mapped contributions to presumptive NYC mayoral candidates by zip code by lunchtime.
John Keefe
Visualization Guide 9/12/2013
“When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war.”
Elisabeth Bumiller
Visualization Article 9/12/2013
A visualization of what makes great visualizations at the New York Times
Erin Kissane
Visualization Article 9/14/2013
History's most memorable 3D-column chart.
Peter Norvig
Visualization Article 9/14/2013
A modern critique of Florence Nightingale's, "Diagram of the Causes of Mortality"
Henry Woodbury
Visualization Article 9/14/2013
A (personal) blog of data sketches from the New York Times Graphics Department. Maintained by @KevinQ.
Kevin Quealy
Visualization Blog 9/14/2013
"Most of what we can do to make the world a better place involves, not doing the unprecedented, but doing what matters and what works, whether unprecedented or not. This might not be as exciting as the unprecedented, but it’s desperately needed."
Stephen Few
4/12/2010 Visualization Article 9/18/2013
An elegant and compact way to encode a metric with comparative data.
Stephen Few
Visualization Article 9/18/2013
This book was revolutionary when Tufte published it in 1982 and it remains just as relevant in our current state of PowerPoint and tacky CSS transitions.
Edward Tufte
1982 Visualization Book 9/18/2013
After you laugh, remember: he's a Nobel Prize winner.
Paul Krugman
Visualization Article 9/18/2013
There's no shortage of ways to make data just a little bit easier to work with, and usually the effort is worth it.
Jeroen Janssens
9/16/2013 Visualization Guide 9/19/2013
The importance of limiting colors in a visualization is one of the most un-obvious principles to grasp. And yet, once it's explained to you, you'll immediately look down on everyone else who failing to see the tackiness.
Robert Kosara
Visualization Article 9/20/2013
How to turn a PDF into a Leaflet-powered crime map.
Chris Essig
Visualization Guide 9/21/2013
WTF indeed
Visualization Blog 9/23/2013
Is the Tufte-school of aesthetic too boring for our Jerry-Bruckheimer-corrupted brains?
The Interaction Lab at the University of Saskatchewan
Visualization Study 9/27/2013
A rebuttal to the University of Saskatchewan paper on whether "chartjunk" is more effective in conveying data.
Visualization Article 9/27/2013
"Mapping is not value-free, dangers occur when professional cartographers and geographers attempt to map data from fields in which they are ignorant. "
Tom Koch
Visualization Article 10/21/2013
Edward Tufte
2007-07 Visualization Article 10/25/2013
A nice guide on to turn stock Excel charts into something Tufte-approved.
Cyrille Vincey
Visualization Article 10/25/2013
Edward Tufte
Visualization Article 10/25/2013
Asaf Degani, NASA
Visualization Reference 10/27/2013
Duke University LibGuide
Visualization Article 10/27/2013
A nice list of visualization blunders, though the main reason I included this was for its funny title.
Visualization Article 10/27/2013
Visualization Article 10/27/2013
Even scientists have trouble with data visualizations
Visualization Article 10/27/2013
Rick Ord
Visualization Article 10/27/2013
Julia Turner
Visualization Article 10/28/2013
Edward Tufte's influence arrived well before the Web (and yet still persists). Here's one of his relatively few reflections on web-based visualizations.
Edward Tufte
Visualization Article 11/18/2013
Ranjitha Kumar, Arvind Satyanarayan, Cesar Torres, Maxine Lim, Salman Ahmad, Scott R. Klemmer, Jerry O. Talton
2013 Visualization Paper 11/27/2013
Sharon Lin, Julie Fortuna, Chinmay Kulkarni, Maureen Stone, Jeffrey Heer
Visualization Paper 11/27/2013
Steven Romalewski
9/29/2011 Visualization Article 12/14/2013
Visualization Guide 1/30/2014
Visualization Article 2/26/2014
Visualization Article 2/26/2014
Albert Cairo
11/25/2013 Visualization Article 3/10/2014
Edward Tufte
2013-11 Visualization Article 4/8/2014
A hallmark essay on how data can be used in the very core of journalsitic operations, by the journalist who created the popular Django framework. Too bad his advice hasn't been much heeded.
Adrian Holovaty
9/6/2006 Curation Article 9/4/2013
An influential economic analysis by two Harvard economists, based on a spreadsheet snafu? This paper and the articles that followed are a bag of laughs.
Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash, and Robert Pollin
4/15/2013 Curation Paper 9/4/2013
Google Refine is now Open Refine and its interface and feature sets have improved quite a bit since I wrote this essay. But it's still a good overview of how a single digital tool can make a data-intensive investigation possible.
Daniel Nguyen
12/30/2010 Curation Guide 9/4/2013
The horror of scraping government data.
Jacob Harris
Curation Article 9/4/2013
A brilliant example of a (legal) hack to get public data.
Derek Willis
Curation Article 9/4/2013
A three-part series to just how complicated just doing data updates can be.
Adrian Holovaty
3/11/2013 Curation Article 9/4/2013
Etsy found interesting and practical ways to mash up the (non-HR-private) data of its staff.
Ian Malpass
Curation Article 9/4/2013
If you're new to SQL, or even if you're skilled at it, this is one of the best collections of virtually every half-way complicated query you can dream of.
Peter Brawley and Arthur Fuller
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
A clever example of how to use code and available technology to track variables in the "meatspace"
Sau Sheong Chang
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
Troy Thibodeaux
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
Matt Might
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
A high-level description of the engineering used to mine and index 3.4 billion web pages in about 14 hours.
Curation Article 9/4/2013
A guide to practical data mining, collective intelligence, and building recommendation systems
Ron Zacharski
Curation Book 9/4/2013
Ricky Ho
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
Neal Caren
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
If there's one data-related skill I wish I had learned years ago, it would be regular expressions.
Daniel Nguyen
Curation Book 9/4/2013
Taylor Dungjen
Curation Article 9/4/2013
John Keefe
Curation Article 9/4/2013
Easily one of the most esoteric and brilliant crowdsourcing data projects yet conceived.
WNYC and Radiolab
Curation Guide 9/4/2013
Irene Ros and Nathan Matias
Curation Article 9/4/2013
This says everything you need to know about the complexity and annoyance of real-life data: "For example, in the Senate it is possible for the Majority Leader and Minority Leader to alter the rules of math when it comes to how many senators constitute a three-fifths majority."
Derek Willis
2/4/2012 Curation Article 9/12/2013
Citizen data journalism at its best, from John Krauss: "I already knew that they were finally releasing -- after the Council forced them to -- crash data as idiotically obfuscated PDFs, but reading that they justified this out of concern for "the integrity of the data," was so galling that it goaded me into action. I would make the data accessible as friendly, parseable CSVs."
John Krauss
2/16/2012 Curation Article 9/12/2013
When it comes to large data-projects involving messy data, don't always get hung up on the technology to use. Coming up with an efficient way to divide and distribute the data collection and cleaning, even within your own newsroom, can often do the job
John Bones
Curation Article 9/18/2013
If you've ever tried to scrape a non-trivial website, you'll understand why this book is 80,000+ words long.
Paul Bradshaw
Curation Book 9/18/2013
Quick, light-weight ways to reshape and visualize data from the command-line.
Seth Brown
12/3/2012 Curation Article 9/19/2013
SQL joins illustrated with Venn diagrams
Jeff Atwood
10/11/2007 Curation Article 9/19/2013
Trevor Muñoz
8/19/2013 Curation Guide 9/20/2013
Noah Veltman
Curation Guide 9/27/2013
A short readable guide to one of the most vital and fundamental data journalism tools.
MaryJo Webster
2010 Collection Article 9/4/2013
A wonderfully clever way to use computer-vision and a webcam for in-the-wild text recognition
Arnab Nandi
Collection Guide 11/5/2013
A comprehensive guide to properly using indices in SQL databases: a must for any developer dealing with more than a few million rows of data.
Markus Winand
Collection Book 11/11/2013
A free book written by one of the best R programmers around, aimed at experienced programmers wanting to use R as a programming language.
Hadley Wickham
Collection Book 11/18/2013
A long list of slides about statistical data mining and foundational principles of statistics.
Andrew Moore
Collection Guide 11/19/2013
Dan Kois
12/12/2013 Collection Article 12/13/2013
Jeremy B. Merrill
3/25/2013 Collection Article 12/16/2013
This document is aimed towards game developers, but it is the most thorough explanation of how to best incorporate creative writing into a dynamic code-generated experience, while giving writers the most degree of freedom possible. It's a great examination of the core facets of good writing and goes deep into the technical implementation.
Elan Ruskin
2012 Collection Article 12/27/2013
Besides data-munging, taxonomy is probably the most underappreciated data skill.
Stjin Debrouwere
4/7/2010 Collection Article 1/8/2014
Even nuclear historians write web scrapers.
Alex Wellerstein
12/27/2013 Collection Article 1/13/2014
Thiago Valverde
Collection Guide 1/23/2014
Predictably, the answer is very complicated and involves calculus.
Michael Nielsen
1/23/2012 Analysis Article 9/4/2013
A short list of statistical snafus as applied to data journalism.
Dave Stanton
7/25/2013 Analysis Article 9/4/2013
A nice explanation of selection bias, in the context of Twitter and other social media.
Jacob Harris
7/18/2013 Analysis Article 9/4/2013
Ricky Ho
Analysis Guide 9/4/2013
Alexandru Nedelcu
Analysis Guide 9/4/2013
An introduction to Probability and Statistics for Python programmers.
Allen B. Downey
Analysis Book 9/4/2013
An exploration of Bayesian statistics, using the Python programming language
Allen B. Downey
Analysis Book 9/4/2013
Edward Tufte
Analysis Book 9/4/2013
Sonya Song
Analysis Article 9/4/2013
A great explainer of how to implement real metrics to the field of news applications.
Brian Abelson
Analysis Article 9/4/2013
Elizabeth A. Stuart
Analysis Guide 9/4/2013
Gary King
Analysis Guide 9/4/2013
Harlan Harris, Sean Murphy, Marck Vaisman
Analysis Book 9/4/2013
Jonathan Stray
Analysis Article 9/4/2013
The master of presidential predictions explains why he's not so great at predicting Oscar winners.
Nate Silver
Analysis Article 9/14/2013
Simulations don't yet have much place in journalism, but I like this analysis of laundry room behavior because it acknowledges the limitation of analysis and the impact of assumptions, as well as intuitively walking through the design of the simulation (with Julia code snippets). Also, it tackles a question near to all of us.
Iain Dunning
Analysis Guide 9/15/2013
Ryan Holiday
Analysis Article 9/15/2013
"Merely knowing who people are, paradoxically, isn’t very predictive of their movie tastes."
Clive Thompson
Analysis Article 9/16/2013
The final product of this fashion interactive is of course a visualization. But Hinton's writeup is more about the analysis used to "fingerprint" each fashion pohoto.
Erik Hinton
Analysis Article 9/18/2013
Saunders's blog is fascinating to me, as he describes his struggles (and triumphs) as a hobbyist programmer in a field - bioinformatics - that you'd think would embrace his type of coding skills. Here, he shows the code needed to analyze the writing tics found in 47 gigabytes of PubMed abstracts.
Neil Saunders
Analysis Guide 9/18/2013
Jeff Leek
Analysis Article 9/18/2013
This is both an interesting read about sex and relationships as well as something that should pique your interest about how online services measure your behavior.
Christian Rudder
Analysis Article 9/18/2013
Truman Collins
Analysis Guide 9/18/2013
Because even his elite engineering and mathematics friends didn't understand how easy it is to make a spell-checker, Norvig explains the theory and shows the less-than-a-page-worth of code needed to achieve 80 to 90% accuracy.
Peter Norvig
Analysis Guide 9/18/2013
Here's a way to look at data science as five distinct steps. Also, it's the first I've heard of the awesome acronym, OSEMN.
Hilary Mason and Chris Wiggins
9/25/2010 Analysis Article 9/19/2013
After a triumphant night of presidential election predictions, Nate Silver rubs it in by examining how the vairous pollsters did in their predictions.
Nate Silver
Analysis Article 9/19/2013
"This text­book is intended to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive intro­duc­tion to fore­cast­ing meth­ods and present enough infor­ma­tion about each method for read­ers to use them sen­si­bly. We don’t attempt to give a thor­ough dis­cus­sion of the the­o­ret­i­cal details behind each method, although the ref­er­ences at the end of each chap­ter will fill in many of those details."
Rob J. Hyndman and George Athanasopoulos
Analysis Book 9/19/2013
Andrey Fradkin, Riley Newman, Rebecca Rosenfelt
7/22/2013 Analysis Article 9/20/2013
A brief overview geared toward engineers with no prior knowledge of machine learning.
Hilary Mason
Analysis Video 9/20/2013
A health-care themed example of how data analysis can discover counterintuitive solutions.
Atul Gawande
Analysis Article 9/20/2013
One of the classics of scientific papers, influential and controversial to this day.
John P. A. Ioannidis
Analysis Article 9/20/2013
"What’s actually going on is that the division between red and blue America is mostly about a split among richer voters."
Andrew Gelman and Avi Feller
Analysis Article 9/20/2013
Andrew Gelman, Boris Shor, Joseph Bafumi, David Park
Analysis Article 9/20/2013
Kieran Healy
6/9/2013 Analysis Article 9/23/2013
Ali Almossawi
Analysis Book 10/1/2013
Jason Liszka
10/1/2013 Analysis Article 10/1/2013
"Rap’s history has been traced many ways -- through books, documentaries, official compilations, DJ mixes, university archives, even parties. But until now you haven’t been able to look at the development of the genre through its building blocks: the actual words used by emcees."
ATodd & Rap Genius Engineering Team
Analysis Article 10/3/2013
Chase Davis
10/4/2013 Analysis Article 10/4/2013
This essay's theme encompasses the frustration of engineers, the wild imaginations of product managers, and the proper use of statistics.
Dan McKinley
Analysis Article 10/8/2013
Jeanne Pi
Analysis Article 10/8/2013
Dan Remenyi, George Onofrei, Joe English
Analysis Article 10/25/2013
A free online guide to the most popular statistical errors committed by working scientists and analysts.
Alex Reinhart
Analysis Book 11/5/2013
Another generously-made-free book on data science.
R.H. Shumway & D.S. Stoffer
Analysis Book 11/11/2013
Another detailed write-up about web analytics and modern news organizations by OpenNews Fellow, Brian Abelson
Brian Abelson
11/14/2013 Analysis Article 11/14/2013
"The states where a single vote was most likely to matter are New Mexico, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Colorado, where your vote had an approximate 1 in 10 million chance of determining the national election outcome. On average, a voter in America had a 1 in 60 million chance of being decisive in the presidential election."
Andrew Gelman, Nate Silver, Aaron Edlin
2009-08 Analysis Article 11/18/2013
A primer to the latest buzzword in big data and artificial intelligence.
Markus Beissinger
11/14/2013 Analysis Article 11/18/2013
One of a series of posts tackling the eternal, "If correlation isn't causation, than what is?"
Robin Evans
Analysis Article 11/18/2013
It's not what you say but who you like.
Carter Jernigan and Behram F.T. Mistree.
7/26/2009 Analysis Paper 11/18/2013
"As far as I'm concerned, Gould's The Median Isn't the Message is the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, "the statistics don't matter," and to those who have the unfortunate habit of pronouncing death sentences on patients who face a difficult prognosis"
Stephen Jay Gould
Analysis Article 11/18/2013
Dan Birken
11/19/2013 Analysis Article 11/20/2013
Correlation doesn't equal causation, but the strategy behind this analysis does a good job to isolate the hidden factors here.
Ken Shirriff
11/18/2013 Analysis Article 11/27/2013
Brian Burke and Kevin Quealy
12/3/2013 Analysis Article 12/3/2013
David Romer
2006-04 Analysis Paper 12/3/2013
Megan McArdle
12/4/2013 Analysis Article 12/13/2013
Hilary Parker
1/30/2013 Analysis Article 12/16/2013
In a tournament of freestyle chess, the winners are not a human grandmaster, nor the best supercomputer, or even a grandmaster with a supercomputer, but amateurs who best know how to use their mediocre computers.
Garry Kasparov
2/11/2010 Analysis Article 12/22/2013
This paper discusses how the current standards in psychology research make it more likely for false positives to be found.
Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson, and Uri Simonsohn
3/7/2011 Analysis Paper 1/2/2014
I don't know what's more astounding: that 30 years ago, before computers were in our homes, Arthur Luerhmann could so clearly describe the difference between being taught by a computer and learning to teach the computer, or that 30 years later, so few people even realize there's a difference.
Arthur Luehrmann
1972 Analysis Article 1/8/2014
Arthur Luehrmann
2002 Analysis Article 1/8/2014
Felix Salmon
1/7/2014 Analysis Article 1/8/2014
It turns out that the work of data journalism and startup founders wanting to appease Google are very much alike. Excellent write up and source code to check out here.
Rap Genius Founders
1/2/2013 Analysis Article 1/8/2014
Mark Zachry and Charlotte Thralls with Edward Tufte
2004 Analysis Article 1/8/2014
I think the metaphor of "dry lab" and "wet lab" work applies to journalism too.
Roberta Kwok
12/11/2013 Analysis Article 1/13/2014
Analysis Article 1/24/2014
Dr. Michael C. Labossiere
Analysis Guide 1/31/2014
"An astonishing act of statistical chutzpah in the Indiana schools’ grade-changing scandal."
Jordan Ellenberg
Analysis Article 2/1/2014
"P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume."
Regina Nuzzo
2/12/2014 Analysis Article 2/12/2014
Analysis Article 3/6/2014
Analysis Paper 3/6/2014
Kevin Quealy
3/4/2014 Analysis Article 3/7/2014
Eddie Bell
2/22/2014 Analysis Article 3/10/2014

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