The Shapiro Library subscribes numerous databases filled with scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more from thousands of respected publications. The following is a list of some of the best database for doing research on the subject of journalism:
Question: What value lies in statistics? Why would a researcher use statistical or polling information?
Answer: Statistics can be very persuasive. They can help clarify and put an argument into perspective. Keep in mind, though: statistical data is only as good as the people who create it, the quality of their work, and how well they relay their personal or organizational bias.
Statistics are perhaps the most difficult type of information to find. Here are a few things to think about when trying to find a statistic: