The first video in Pew Research Center's "Methods 101" series helps explain random sampling – a concept that lies at the heart of all probability-based survey research – and why it’s important.
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On Friday, March 7 the Pew Research Center held a conference on "Generations and the Next America," bringing together experts in many disciplines to discuss how the nation's rapidly shifting generational makeup and racial/ethnic demographics are affecting American families, society, politics and policy.
On Sept. 20, 2013, the Pew Research Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation hosted a roundtable with nonprofit news practitioners, funders and media thought leaders on the economic outlook for online nonprofit media, based on data from the Pew Research Center (http://pewrsr.ch/1738tnb) and the Knight Foundation. This playlist consists of four consecutive videos, so you can watch the event in its entirety.