Statistics in Journalism Practice & Education, University of Sheffield, 31 January-1 February 2014

Statistics in Journalism Practice and Education: a cross-Atlantic comparison of best practices and approaches is a seminar hosted by the University of Sheffield. The event will discuss and examine different approaches to teaching journalism students how to gather, interpret and communicate statistics.

Academics and experts from Europe and the US will come together at the event to discuss and exchange their experiences in, and approaches to, teaching statistics in the field of journalism studies. In this way the seminar will facilitate the examination of curriculum content relating to statistics at higher education institutions that teach journalism to undergraduates.

The seminar will also allow us to explore methods of assessment and evaluation as well as other pedagogical practices from a cross-national comparative perspective.

The idea is to learn from these experiences and provide common ground from which journalism educators can develop and improve existing provisions for the teaching of statistics to journalism students.

The event is free and open to all.

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Where and when

Statistics in Journalism Practice and Education takes place on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February 2014.

The venue is the University of Sheffield's Sir Frederick Mappin Building on Mappin Street.

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This event is sponsored by:

• The Higher Education Academy
• Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
• Royal Statistical Society
• Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
• Association for Journalism Education