Stats: An introduction (repeat session)

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of Grand Valley State University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 9:00am
  • Location: Denver VI
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Statisticians need to really understand their data (and so do you!) before they begin running analyses. As a result, statistical software packages such as PSPP and SPSS have many powerful tools to summarize your data. You're going to love them. We'll take a look at the structure of data in PSPP, do data transformations and run some basic statistical tests.

This session will be most helpful if: You have familiarity with Excel and some database software. We've got a *lot* of ground to cover in this hour.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeff Kelly Lowenstein is an investigative journalist, author and an assistant professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University.  He is the founder of the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, a non-profit organization that brings together investigative journalists, photographers and data scientists to conduct international investigations. A Fulbright Scholar, Specialist and Teacher, he has written or edited six books. @JeffKLO

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