Ask the Expert Webinar Series

Tips for Statistical Communication and Visualization

On-Demand • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

In the early days of the pandemic, the public was bombarded with new words, new ideas and new data visualizations.

We heard things like cumulative cases, doubling times, “flatten the curve” and pool testing.

Many of these were confusing to non-scientists.

During this webinar, we’ll show you how better visualizations and clear communication can enable the public to better understand the pandemic and its risks.
These same principles can be applied to your data visualization practices for better communication to your end users.

You will learn:

  • Best practices in data visualization that improve communication of statistical ideas.
  • How to read a graph of cumulative frequencies.
  • The pros and cons of using a logarithmic axis on a graph.
  • How catchphrases like “flatten the curve” can hamper statistical communication.
  • How risk can be quantified with simple probability models.

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About the Expert

Rick Wicklin
Distinguished Researcher in Computational Statistics, SAS

Rick Wicklin is the principal developer of the SAS/IML® matrix language. His areas of expertise include simulation, computational statistics and statistical graphics. He is an author of two books, including Simulating Data With SAS. He writes a popular blog about statistical programming in SAS. Rick frequently presents talks, tutorials and workshops at conferences.