Monthly Archives: February 2015

Math formulas and functions in Excel

Before you start this section you may want to review Interviewing Data with Excel which covers, freezing panes, sort, filter, subtotals, adding variables and copying formulas in multiple cells. Also Basic newsroom math and statistics covers the formulas and concepts used … Continue reading

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Week 6

In Class: -Quiz 2 review using Smarter searching Interviewing data with Excel (Download Fake NJ Crime Stats) -Lecture: Basic newsroom math and statistics -Lecture: Math formulas and functions in Excel Reading: -Read through and click on definitions in Statistics Every … Continue reading

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Basic newsroom math and statistics

Think of math in the context of stories…

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Week 5

In Class: -Review: Distrusting data -Activity: Interviewing data with Excel, Day 2 (Download Fake NJ Crime Stats) -Quiz review and practice -Quiz #2 in class on Thursday, Feb. 19 will be open book/Internet. It will cover: Lecture: Finding data sources Lecture: … Continue reading

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Interviewing data with Excel

Note: You will use items 1-10 for Quiz 2 on Thursday, Feb. 19

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Distrusting data: Things to remember from Buzzfeed debunking

The article Distrust Your Data: Jacob Harris on six ways to make mistakes with data was the basis for the Buzzfeed article exercise. (Skim Harris if you were absent). Here are some key takeaways: 1. “Fear and paranoia are the best … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Data Journalism-Related Events in NJ and Philly

Thurs., Feb. 26 – Data Day 2015 at Montclair State U. (Free) – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 28-29 – Hack Jersey 2.0 – A Weekend of Making Journalism Better Through Data, Code and Play at Montclair … Continue reading

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