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It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality

Murray, David, 1946- ;Schwartz, Joel (Joel B.), 1950-

Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers c2001

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 5  (PN4784 T3 M87 2001 )()

  • Title:
    It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality
  • Author/Creator: Murray, David, 1946-
  • Schwartz, Joel (Joel B.), 1950-; Lichter, S. Robert.
  • Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Creation Date: c2001
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: xv, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index.
  • Subjects: Science journalism; Journalism -- Objectivity
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 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?
  • OCLC Number: 45446211
  • Identifier: ISBN0742510956;LCCN00066464