There be dragons: Pitfalls of statistical analysis
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Thursday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m.
- Location: Salon C-D
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
Statistical analysis can be a powerful investigative tool. But for the unwary, it can be dangerous territory. In this panel, Jennifer LaFleur of ProPublica and John Perry of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will talk about how to avoid embarrassing mistakes, how to find the expert help you need and how to explain your analysis so both readers and experts can understand it.
There be dragons; avoid stats pitfalls
Using statistics in your story can be a great way to show the facts. LaFleur gives you tips on how to avoid making errors when trying to explain your findings to your readers and some good examples of using stats in stories.