ENBIS-16 in Sheffield
11 – 15 September 2016; Sheffield
Abstract submission: 20 March – 4 July 2016
Thinking about Data
14 September 2016, 10:10 – 10:30
- Submitted by
- Roland Caulcutt
- Roland Caulcutt (Caulcutt Associates)
- Statisticians think about data. Their clients also think about data.
At one extreme we find professional statisticians, with many years of training and experience, who can advise clients what conclusions can reasonably be drawn from their data. At the other extreme we find clients who have such fear of statistics that they condense their data down to two numbers for ease of decision making.
Clearly there must be a spectrum of analytical competence between these two extremes. Recent research shows us that people at the two extremes use different thinking processes.
This interactive session will demonstrate these thinking processes and show you where you lie in this spectrum. You may be surprised.
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