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Data visualization and educational efficiency

January 12, 2013



Can data visualization be used in the classroom? I recently stumbled on some research suggesting that presenting information visually may have significant benefits over text-based materials. The BBC reports that interpreting visual data requires fewer cognitive resources than reading texts. The results showed that when tasks were presented visually rather than using traditional text-based software […]

Using statistics to lie, and why democracy needs statistical literacy

August 3, 2012


I have often argued that we should encourage more statistical literacy in school and society in general.  This is not just because I am a statistics nerd.  Statistics is a language just like English; you can use it to describe the world, to clarify and the generalize.  You can also use it to lie or […]


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