Visualising data: a statistician's journey - Robert Grant
Our next event is an opportunity to learn about making and using innovative data visualisations. Itís also the first event that weíve made available online as a webinar, so no need to come to Glasgow (sadly our webinar technology canít yet deliver post-seminar refreshments).
Thursday 23rd April: Visualising data: a statistician's journey
Speaker: Robert Grant, senior lecturer in health and social care statistics, Kingston University and St George's (Medical School), University of London.
Time: 17:00-18:00, followed by drinks and nibbles.
Place: Room LT908, Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde, G1 1XH (map: http://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/livingstonetower/). Alternatively, attend the webinar (details available via the registration link at https://sites.google.com/site/rssglasgow/events)
Summary: The last few years have seen an explosion of innovative data visualisations, particularly those that are interactive and delivered online. These have the potential to make our work have much greater impact but are a mystery to most statisticians. I will describe how I learned about these: how to design them and how to make them. I will reflect on the differences between the worlds of data and design, and present some current experiments in representing uncertainty in more intuitive ways for a lay audience.
Please register at https://sites.google.com/site/rssglasgow/events to help us plan catering. (You can also find there an example of one of Robert's animated graphs.)
We hope to welcome many of you in person, and many more via the web. RSS members and non-members are equally welcome.
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