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This guide will help you use the web mapping tool SimplyAnalytics.

Let's Talk about Stats

  • Statistics is the science of making effective use of numerical data including collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
    • gives people evidence for decision making (good and bad)
    • helps us understand and notice trends in research
  • Stats require:
    • Definitions: who is being counted? How are they described? Example: children in poverty
    • Measurements: how are things being counted? What units are used? Do you know or understand their methods?
    • Packaging: how are the numbers presented?‚Äč 
      • Percentages (50% of all people) vs Proportions (1 in 5 people) vs Numbers (23 million people)


Resources About Stats and Data Storytelling