Free ENBIS Webinar by Joel Smith on "Presenting Statistical Information to Non-Statisticians"

10 December 2015; 16:00 – 16:45; Webinar

Joel Smith will talk about using the right visualizations in presenting data. The webinar will be moderated by Antje Christensen.

The successful application of statistics not only requires good data collection and analysis, but also communication of those results to those who must make decisions based on the results of that analysis. Too often statistical practitioners think they are clearly demonstrating their results but then soon find themselves trying to teach statistical concepts to their audience rather than focusing on what was learned in the analysis. There are several common traps that the presenter falls into that diverts the audience's attention from the overarching conclusions of the talk to specific numbers being shown to them, but guidelines will be presented to avoid these traps. Likewise, there are visualizations that non-statisticians will reliably understand much more easily than standard output tables. This session will help attendees learn to clearly and concisely communicate results by taking advantage of these natural tendencies while avoiding the common traps that can sabotage their delivery.