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The Importance of Statistical Literacy

With Kaiser Fung

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World and Numbersense, talks about the hidden influence of facts and figures on everything we do and how an understanding of key statistical concepts can help us make decisions based on evidence. His blog, Junk Charts, pioneered the critical examination of data and graphics in the mass media.

In this video:
  • The graphical representation of data in the news media.
  • The role of discovery in predictive analytics.
  • Data and policy makers.
  • Is data science different from statistics?
  • New insights on hiring analytic talent.
  • Breaking the perceived barrier between statisticians and executives.

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