Precision Journalism: A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods
by Philip Meyer
Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journal...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 25th 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published 1973)
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Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, since 2008.More about Philip Meyer...
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“Once a person is in the sample, you must pursue that person with relentless dedication to get his or her response. Any substitution violates the randomness of the sample.”
“When I say that a thing is true, I mean that I cannot help believing it.... But ... I do not venture to assume that my inabilities in the way of thought are inabilities of the universe. I therefore define truth as the system of my limitations, and leave absolute truth for those who are better equipped.... Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cock-sure of many things that were not so.”More quotes…