Data is most powerful when you understand its limits. This workshop gives you the knowledge to think critically about data, making you aware of what can cause noise in data and how to use data effectively despite these limitations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This workshop is important for anyone who needs to ensure they are effectively using and interpreting data.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How policy changes can affect the numbers
- How factors outside your analysis can impact the data
- How to judge the accuracy and reliability of data
USEFUL KNOWLEDGE TO HAVE BEFORE ATTENDING
No prior knowledge is required, but you may find it useful to attend the Module 1A: Framing the Problem workshop prior to this one. In that workshop you learn how to frame problems so that you have specific and measurable questions that can help you meet your goals. You may also want to consider attending the Module 2A: Finding Existing Data workshop which explores where to find existing data and how to choose the right data source for answering your questions.