Data Manuals

A list of data, CAR, and information security manuals and handbooks.


  • Online Manuals and Guides

    CODING and PROGRAMMING:

Analytics Vidhya data analysis through coding manuals

https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/learning-paths-data-science-business-analytics-business-intelligence-big-data/

KDnuggets data and coding tutorials

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/03/new-tutorials-section-r-python-data-visualization-data-science.html

DATA ANALYSIS:

Github Tutorial to SQL using SQLite

https://github.com/tthibo/SQL-Tutorial#readme

NICAR guide to Google Refine

http://dannguyen.github.io/NICAR-Google-Refine/

NICAR guide to NodeXL

http://www.peteraldhous.com/CAR/NodeXL_CAR2012.pdf

GENERAL:

‘Data Biographies,’ Heather Krause’s short guide to knowing your data and interpretation

http://gijn.org/2017/03/27/data-biographies-getting-to-know-your-data/

GIJC 2015 guide to data research tools

http://gijc2015.org/2015/10/10/top-10-data-research-tools-for-investigative-journalists/

ICIJ’s CAR and data tools and guides

https://www.icij.org/tags/computer-assisted-reporting

Investigative Journalists’ Network data articles

https://ijnet.org/en/news/data-journalism

School of Data’s online courses

https://schoolofdata.org/courses/

Small Data Journalism’s comprehensive list of articles and guides

http://www.smalldatajournalism.com/readings/

SECURITY:

Information Security for Journalists

http://www.tcij.org/node/1016

VPNMentor’s Online Privacy Guide for Journalists

https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/online-privacy-journalists/

SCIENCE JOURNALISM:

World Federation of Science Journalists:

Tools for science journalists

wfsj.org/v2/tools-for-journalists/

Science journalism resources

http://www.wfsj.org/resources/

SCRAPING:

Electronic Data Resources Center guide to turning PDF’s into Excel

http://www.library.mcgill.ca/edrs/Services/publications/howto/PDFtoXLS/PDFtoExcel.html

ProPublica’s Scraping for Journalism

https://www.propublica.org/nerds/item/doc-dollars-guides-collecting-the-data

VISUALIZATION:

Flowing Data

http://flowingdata.com/category/guides/

  • Free Online Handbooks

The Center for Investigative Journalism’s manual for data and CAR

http://www.tcij.org/resources/handbooks/data-journalism

Constantaras, Eva – ODECA Data Journalism Manual

www.odecanet.org/data-journalism-manual/

Harris, Harlan; Murphy Sean & Vaisman, Marck – Analyzing the Analyzers

http://www.oreilly.com/data/free/analyzing-the-analyzers.csp?intcmp=il-strata-ebooks-analyzing-the-analyzers-strata-right-rail

Howard, Alexander Benjamin/ Tow Center – The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism

http://towcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Tow-Center-Data-Driven-Journalism.pdf

InfoActive’s Data + Design

https://infoactive.co/data-design

Manual for Latin-American Data Journalism

http://manual.periodismodedatos.org/

The opensource Data Journalism Handbook

http://datajournalismhandbook.org/

Open Data Handbook

http://opendatahandbook.org/

Wickham, Hadley – Advanced R (programming)

http://adv-r.had.co.nz/Introduction.html

Winand, Markus – Use the Index, Luke (SQL)

http://use-the-index-luke.com/

Zacharski, Ron – A Programmer’s Guide to Data Mining

http://guidetodatamining.com/

  • Handbooks

Bradshaw, Paul – Finding Stories in Spreadsheets

Bradshaw, Paul – Scraping for Journalists

Cohn, Victor – News & Numbers: A Writer’s Guide to Statistics

Cohen, Sarah – Numbers in The Newsroom: Using Math and Statistics in News

DeFleur, Margaret H. – Computer-Assisted Investigative Reporting: Development and Methodology

Downey, Allen B. – Think Stats

Downey, Allen B. – Think Bayes

Garrison, Bruce – Successful Strategies for Computer-Assisted Reporting

Herzog, David – Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism

Houston, Brant – Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide

Huff, David – How to Lie with Statistics

Jones, Fred Vallance & McKie, David – Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer

LaFleur, Jennifer & Lehren, Andy – Mapping for Stories: A Computer-Assisted Reporting Guide

Meyer, Philip – Precision Journalism: A Reporter’s Introduction to Social Science Methods

Paul, Nora & Hansen, Kathleen A. – Computer-Assisted Research: Information Strategies and Tools for Journalists

Paulos, John Allen – A Mathematician Read the Newspaper

Rogers, Simon/ The Guardian – Facts are Sacred: The Power of Data

Tufte, R. Edward – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Wilhoit, G. Cleaver & Weaver, David H. – Newsroom Guide to Polls and Surveys

Wong, Dona M. – The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Do’s and Dont’s of Presentating, Data, Facts and Figures

Yau, Nathan – Data Points: Visualization That Means Something

Yau, Nathan – Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics