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This dataset is designed for teaching frequency distribution. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism News Coverage Index for 2012, and the example presents a frequency of the format used for network and cable TV news stories aired on news shows from January through May of 2012. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.
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Pew Research Center. (2012). 2012 Project for Excellence in Journalism News Coverage Index [Data file]. Retrieved from http://www.journalism.org/datasets/2012-news-coverage-index-data-set/
2012 Project for Excellence in Journalism News Coverage Index (NCI)
Pew Research Center
American news stories from newspapers, online news sources, network television, cable news, and radio news
Pew Research Center
Pew Research bears no responsibility for interpretations presented or conclusions reached based on analysis of the data
A multistage, purposive sampling process of media outlets was employed to provide a broad, illustrative but not strictly representative sample of the media universe.
Weights for news sources: Newspapers (0.19), Online (0.30), Network TV (0.15), Cable TV (0.23), Radio (0.12)
01-2012 to 05-2012
- Mihaescu, O. (2010). Frequency distribution. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 504-508). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412961288.n158
- Frequency distribution. (2004). In D. Cramer, & D. Howitt (Eds.), The SAGE dictionary of statistics (p. 69). London, UK: SAGE Publications, Ltd. Retrieved from http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/the-sage-dictionary-of-statistics/n220.xml
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