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Oct
14
2022

Statistics and Data Science Seminar Series: It’s Not What We Said, It’s Not What They Heard, It’s What They Say They Heard

When: Friday, October 14, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Chambers Hall, Ruan Conference Room – lower level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kisa Kowal   (847) 491-3974

Group: Department of Statistics and Data Science

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

It’s Not What We Said, It’s Not What They Heard, It’s What They Say They Heard

Barry D. Nussbaum, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Chief Statistician, US Environmental Protection Agency (Retired), 2017 President, American Statistical Association

Abstract: Statisticians have long known that success in our profession frequently depends on our ability to succinctly explain our results so decision makers may correctly integrate our efforts into their actions.  However, this is no longer enough.  While we still must make sure that we carefully present results and conclusions, the real difficulty is what the recipient thinks we just said.   The situation becomes more challenging in the age of “big data”.  This presentation will discuss what to do, and what not to do.  Examples, including those used in court cases, executive documents, and material presented for the President of the United States, will illustrate the principles.

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