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Digital Literacies Workshop Series

Critically Examining Statistics in Media

Statistics and visualizations are used to provide support for claims in the media, but are also abused to mislead consumers. In this program, we'll look at some examples of how statistics results and graphics are inappropriately presented and discuss ways we can learn to detect this kind of deception.


Workshop learning outcomes:

  • Describe the role that our personal feelings and beliefs influence our ability to assess claims.
  • Explain how key statistical values are commonly misinterpreted, leading to incorrect conclusions.
  • List several ways that the presentation of statistical results can lead to their misinterpretation.


Thursday, March 4, 2:15-3:00 p.m. via Zoom


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