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Saturday, September 26 • 10:00 - 12:15
Stats I - How (not) to lie with statistics

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Data is often flung as unrefuted evidence. But its integrity, its collection and its trappings are frequently overlooked, leading to misleading journalism. And so can a lack of understanding of the basic numbers we report or read daily. Crina Boros, an award-winning, London-based investigative reporter and data journalism trainer, will explain numbers we use in everyday reporting, highlight how they can mislead, and advise on how to achieve precision. This session is for you if you have ever wondered about which average to report, when is a number statistically significant, what a confidence interval means, what a standard deviation shows and how statistics have been used to daze, confuse or for false propaganda. You will need , full versions; access to the internet; Apple: Excel 2016 or newer; or Google sheets; machine permission to download data on your computer.

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Adriana Homolová

ARENA / Follow The Money, Netherlands / Slovakia
Adriana is a freelance data journalist, trainer and public spending nerd. She coordinates the data skills training track on the Dataharvest conference and investigates the European Union for Follow The Money Bureau Brussel.

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Crina Boros

Investigative Reporter | Data Journalism Visiting Lecturer
A data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, I've also been training data journalism across the map. An IRE member and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), I've published with Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver, The Black... Read More →

Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00 - 12:15 CEST