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

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

Label
It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality
Title
It ain't necessarily so
Title remainder
how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality
Statement of responsibility
by David Murray, Joel Schwartz, and S. Robert Lichter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Uses hard data and science to debunk a number of common misconceptions surrounding topics including missing children, cell phones, breast implants, AIDS, cancer, radiation, vitamins, and violent crime rates
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, David
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4784.T3
LC item number
M87 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwartz, Joel
  • Lichter, S. Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science journalism
  • Journalism
  • Presse scientifique
  • Presse
  • Wetenschapsjournalistiek
  • Pseudowetenschap
  • Statistisch onderzoek
  • Misleiding
  • Objektivität
  • Wissenschaftspublizistik
  • Journalism
  • Science journalism
  • USA
Label
It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality, by David Murray, Joel Schwartz, and S. Robert Lichter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780742510951
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00066464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45446211
  • (OCoLC)ocm45446211
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780742510951
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00066464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45446211
  • (OCoLC)ocm45446211

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