AAPOR Launches Journalist Education Partnership with Poynter
AAPOR is proud to announce the launch of Part One of our journalist education program developed in partnership with
the Poynter Institute's prestigious News University (NewsU),
which is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation. "Understanding and Interpreting Polls" is a free,
interactive course that will help journalists tell the legitimate
numbers from the sloppy surveys, as well as effectively evaluate polling
methods. And it is the first of several courses AAPOR is
developing in partnership with the Poynter Institute as we gear up for
the 2008 presidential election.
We will be adding new sections to this course in the coming months overing topics such as: assessing horserace numbers and likely voters screens; methodological issues in polling including cell-phones, automatic dialers, and survey non response; and how to write about and interpret poll results.
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