Stats primer: Making sense of data

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Peter Gade of University of Oklahoma
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 13 at 9:00am
  • Location: Colorado G-J
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Statistics are powerful measurement tools that enhance understanding and presentation of data. This session identifies key terms and applications (e.g., error, dispersion, probability, and tests for statistical significance) that unleash the power of statistics and your ability to tell stories with numbers.

Speaker Bios

  • Peter J. Gade is Gaylord Family Endowed Professor in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught research methods and statistical analysis to graduate students for 19 years. Gade is co-editor of Changing the News (2011) and co-author of Twilight of Press Freedom (2001). He studies change, the forces that create it, and its impact on news strategy, professional values and work routines. His Ph.D. is from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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  • Stats primer: Making sense of data
    Statistics are powerful measurement tools that enhance understanding and presentation of data. This slideshow identifies key terms and applications (e.g., error, dispersion, probability, and tests for statistical significance) that unleash the power of statistics and your ability to tell stories with numbers.