Practice Safe Stats: Tips from Jake Porway


At SSIR's Data on Purpose Conference, Jake Porway offers a fantastic presentation on practicing safe stats: why knowing what the data is or is not saying is critical to creating ethical and accurate visualizations.

Among other things, he explains the pitfalls of pie charts, why you should be wary of word clouds, and why good data storytelling ultimately means good statistics. He also argues that the real power of data storytelling lies not just in reporting on past activity, but in making decisions that drive decision-making in the future.

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You may remember Jake Porway ofĀ DataKindĀ as aĀ plenary speaker at #JFN2016.Ā Review his JFN presentation below.