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Sociology in journalism: how to understand and interpret the data of sociological surveys

Dear colleagues!

We are glad to invite you to the workshop “Sociology in journalism: how to understand and interpret the data of sociological surveys” that will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 11 am to 2 pm in the press-center “Paritet”: 51 Fontanska road, Odesa.

Organizer:

The Ilko Kucheriv “Democratic Initiatives” Foundation

 

Coaches: 

  • Iryna BEKESHKINA – Director of the Ilko Kucheriv “Democratic Initiatives” Foundation, candidate of sociological sciences
  • Yurii HORBAN – journalist, Communication Manager ofthe Ilko Kucheriv “Democratic Initiatives” Foundation
  • Svitlana KHUTKA – expert of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, Scientific Director of the “Social Indicators” Center, Doctor of Philosophy

We invite representatives of the media, press services and public sector to participate.

Questions to discuss:

  • How not to get “hooked” by fake polls! (Examples of conscious and unintentional disclosure of false polls).
  • What questions does a journalist have to ask before releasing these polls?
  • Innocent "manipulations" in the representation of numerical information: how to secure yourself?
  • The importance of the difference between factual and evaluative information.
  • Traps of incomplete information.
  • How accurate are those representative public opinion polls? What do sampling errors and probabilities mean in research press releases?
  • Possible causes of differences in survey results.
  • To what extent do pre-election polls help to predict election results?
  • The specificity of the use of sociological data during the election period.

 

You can confirm your participation by following the link:

https://forms.gle/UGCwjo2EobKbYvLm7

 

Workshop "Sociology in journalism: how to understand and interpret the data of sociological surveys” is conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv "Democratic initiatives" Foundation with the support of Media Program in Ukraine that is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the international organization “Internews”.

 

 


16.9.2019
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