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Reporting on Journal Articles

Reporting on Journal Articles

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Reading Scientific Papers
And other useful mathematical tools for journalists A Mathematician’s Perspective
Rebecca Goldin December 10, 2012 National Press Foundation

Statistical Assessment Service www.stats.org
Jon Entine, Senior Fellow Cynthia Merrick, Intern

Rebecca Goldin, Director of Research Trevor Butterworth, Editor

Statistical Concepts in Scientific Journal Articles
Mean, median, mode Standard deviation Confidence intervals

Orders of magnitude
Confounding factors Percentages
Reading Scientific Papers
And other useful mathematical tools for journalists A Mathematician’s Perspective
Rebecca Goldin December 10, 2012 National Press Foundation

Statistical Assessment Service www.stats.org
Jon Entine, Senior Fellow Cynthia Merrick, Intern

Rebecca Goldin, Director of Research Trevor Butterworth, Editor

Statistical Concepts in Scientific Journal Articles
Mean, median, mode Standard deviation Confidence intervals

Orders of magnitude
Confounding factors Percentages

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 And other useful mathematical tools for  journalists
 A Mathematician’s Perspective
 
Reading Scientific Papers
Rebecca GoldinDecember 10, 2012National Press Foundation
 
Statistical Assessment Servicewww.stats.org
Jon Entine, Senior FellowCynthia Merrick, InternRebecca Goldin, Director of ResearchTrevor Butterworth, Editor 
 
Statistical Concepts inScientific Journal Articles
Mean, median, mode
Standard deviation
Confidence intervals
Orders of magnitude
Confounding factors
Percentages
 Absolute vs. relative risk
Scientific methods
Causation versus correlation

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