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Running with the Numbers. (English)
Commun. J. Educ. Today 34, No. 3, 3-12 (2001).
Notes professional journalists know they cannot be efficient news reporters without being able to do basic math. Describes five kinds of calculations journalists use, kinds of stories calculations appear in, and how to work with them. Discusses questions to ask about the reliability of data. Offers exercises dealing with mean and median, percent and per capita, and reading graphs and charts. (ERIC)
Classification: D30
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