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Maddox: GSTR 410 (fall 2021)

Examples of Demographics

Sources of Data


Why Use Data?

  • Data can help us strengthen our argument.

  • Data, such as statistics and demographics can help us analyze trends and relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological processes influencing a population.

  • Data can transform something abstract into something everyone can understand and relate to. For example, data can reveal how some abstract threat such as unemployment affects people based on their age, gender, or education. (From the Data Journalism Handbook

Search for Journal Articles

The first 4 databases listed here are all EBSCO brand databases, which means you can actually search them simultaneously.

To do so, select the "choose databases" link next to the title of the database you are currently in.

Next, select each database that you would like to add to your search.



Sources of News

Citation Mining

Utilize citation mining to turn one source into many. 

This is the best way to make use of unreliable sources like Wikipedia. While they may not be credible themselves, you can track down the credible sources they cite. 


This video will show you how.

Atlantic RSS Feed

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New York Times RSS Feed

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Wall Street Journal RSS Feed

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