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Author Murray, David, 1946-

Title It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality / by David Murray, Joel Schwartz, and S. Robert Lichter.

Publication Info. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2001]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  070.4495 MUR    AVAILABLE
 Erie PL Stacks - ERIG-1  070.4 MUR    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  PN4784.T3 M87 2001    AVAILABLE
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  PN4784.T3 M87 2001    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 249 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239) and index.
Contents Introduction : making news and making sense : the news that's "fit to print" -- pt. I. The ambiguity of news. The news that isn't there : stories that are, and aren't, covered -- Much ado about little : making news mountains out of research molehills -- pt. II. The ambiguity of measurement. Bait and switch : understanding "tomato statistics" -- The perils of proxies : Is there a there there? -- Is the glass half empty or half full? : a look at statistics from both sides now -- Polls aparts : the Gertrude Stein approach to making sense of contradictory surveys -- The reality and rhetoric of risk : telling it like it is, and isn't -- Distinguishing "reports" from reality : confusing the map with the territory -- pt. III. The ambiguity of explanation. Blaming the messenger, ignoring the message : Do motives matter? -- Tunnel vision and blind spots : the danger of hedgehog interpretations -- Hard to tell : journalism, science, and public policy : An inherent conflict?
Subject Journalism, Scientific.
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Added Author Schwartz, Joel (Joel B.), 1950-
Lichter, S. Robert.
ISBN 0742510956 alkaline paper

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