Stats 1: An introduction
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 is good for: People who have familiarity with Excel and some database software. We've got a *lot* of ground to cover in this hour.
Holly Hacker is an investigative reporter at The Dallas Morning News. She worked in the IRE/NICAR Data Library while earning her master's degree at the Missouri School of Journalism. She was part of the team that won the 2007 Philip Meyer Award for exposing cheating on standardized tests in Texas. @hollyhacker
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