Member Training: Communicating Statistical Results: When to Use Tables vs Graphs to Tell the Data’s Story

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

Then we’ll discuss design principles for  good tables and graphs and review examples that meet these principles. Finally, we’ll show that the choice between tables and graphs is not always dichotomous: tables can be incorporated into graphs and vice versa. 

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

Note: This training is an exclusive benefit to members of the Statistically Speaking Membership Program and part of the Stat’s Amore Trainings Series. Each Stat’s Amore Training is approximately 90 minutes long.

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.

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Hi Karen,

How do I register for this session on May 18th?

Jayashree Sampath



Hi Jayashree, thanks for the question–I agree, it should be a really useful one. This webinar is open to members of our Data Analysis Brown Bag program, so you’ll need to sign up. You can do that here:

You’re welcome to cancel at any time if you’re just interested in the one webinar.


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