Affiliation:The Dallas Morning News;The San Diego Union-TribuneThe Dallas Morning News;The San Diego Union-Tribune
This tipsheet is a good guide to doing solid data analysis and avoiding common errors. The authors discuss data integrity checks to make sure that the data is clean and there are no structural problems in the database. The authors go on to discuss analyzing polls and surveys and using the right methodology. Finally, they offer tips from other seasoned CAR reporters.