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Keep Calm and Become Data Savvy

This workshop will help you fill in the context that makes numerical data and statistics more than something to skip over or run away from.

Welcome!

Workshop Agenda

  1. What is data?
  2. Finding / obtaining data
  3. Reading, interpreting, and evaluating data
  4. Dictionaries, Guides & Other Resources

By the end of this workshop, you'll know where to start looking for data, how to start understanding data in published sources, and where to go for more help.

The Joy of Stats (Hans Rosling)

Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical researcher and statistician,  is well known for using data visualization to speak about international public health issues. This video,  "200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes", plots life expectancy against income for 200 countries over a 200 year time span.