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

Abstract

Submitted by
Roland Caulcutt
Authors
Roland Caulcutt (Caulcutt Associates)
Abstract
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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