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Activity Number: 117 - Teaching and Displaying Social Statistics
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 29, 2019 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and Data Science Education
Abstract #304467 Presentation
Title: Serving up Tasty Morsels: Mapping from Literacy to Capability
Author(s): Chris Wild*
Companies: University of Auckland
Keywords: data science; data on maps; text analytics; software; brief introductions

“Data science” has added a whole slew of new topic areas desirable for teaching to beginners (at whatever level). A challenge I am addressing is how to facilitate important topic areas being able to be covered in something like two or three one-hour sessions (supplemented with hands-on activities) with the end result of students gaining an understanding of the biggest issues involved and some genuinely-powerful practical capabilities – the baking of “tasty morsels”. I will illustrate primarily with data on maps, but may also briefly venture into text analytics if time permits. The facilitating software produced are new modules in the iNZight system which not only delivers visualizations but also the R code that produced them.

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