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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... Read More →
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Andrew Lehren

Reporter, NBC News
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →

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