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This month’s Topic Webinar

Communicating Statistical Results:
When to use tables vs graphs to tell the data’s story
with guest instructor Isabella R. Ghement, Ph.D.

In this webinar, we will discuss when tables and graphs are (and are not) appropriate and how people tend to engage with each of these media.

We will then review principles for designing good tables and graphs and present examples of statistical tables and graphs that meet these principles.

Finally, we will show that the choice between tables and graphs is not always dichotomous: tables can be incorporated into graphs and vice versa.

Participants in this webinar will learn how to bring more thoughtfulness to the process of deciding when to use tables and when to use graphs in their work and will be exposed to design principles and examples they can adopt to create better tables and graphs.

About the instructor

Dr. Isabella Ghement is the principal of Ghement Statistical Consulting Company Ltd., an independent statistical consulting and training firm in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

Since 2006, Dr. Ghement has provided statistical consulting and training to clients from government, academia and industry. Her research expertise covers areas such as partially linear regression modeling, robust regression modeling and mixed treatment comparisons.

Dr. Ghement has presented a number of R short courses at conferences and an advanced regression course using R to graduate students in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Ghement is a member of the Steering Committee for the American Statistical Association’s Conference on Applied Statistical Practice 2017, where she chairs the Short Courses and Tutorials Sub-Committee.

Dr. Ghement obtained her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of British Columbia in 2005 with a thesis on the application of partially linear models with correlated errors to the study of the health effects of air pollution in Mexico City.

Topic Webinar: Wed, May 18, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT (GMT -4)

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