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Friday, October 9 • 14:30 - 15:30
Data Track: Stats for Stories 1 - Descriptive Statistics

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Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 3.00-4.30 p.m.

You're comfortable doing data analysis in spreadsheets for your stories and managing databases. But now you would like to take your data journalism and analytical skills to the next level. This session introduces using statistics for stories. It will cover a more systematic way of thinking about your approach to data and then applying your new understanding through descriptive statistics with an emphasis on storytelling. Familiarity with spreadsheets is necessary but no experience with statistics is assumed.

Attendees shoud download software before the session: PSPP stats program. It is very similar to SPSS and even runs the SPSS syntax. Also PSPP has a Mac OS X version and a current Windows version.

Both can be found through links here: http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html
You can get installation help at the Data Pub Thursday between 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. 

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David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
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Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →

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