|Friday, February 19|
Fri, Feb 19, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Explaining Statistics to Nonstatisticians (303105)*Heather Smith, California Polytechnic State University
Eric Vance, LISA, Virginia Tech
Keywords: communication, collaboration, consulting, non-technical skills, ADEPT
Statistics is widely used across business, academia, and government. Yet many statistical concepts are complicated, subtle, and difficult to grasp even by trained statisticians, let alone non-statisticians. For all statisticians who work with non-statisticians, explaining statistical concepts, methods, and results is an essential non-technical skill. In this session we will demonstrate how to improve explanations of statistics by using the ADEPT method. Attendees will have opportunities during the session to practice using this method so that when they return home they will be able to apply this new skill to better explain statistics to non-statisticians.