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How to Lie with Data

How to Lie with Data Online

Data may seem objective or neutral, but that's not always the case. At this roundtable, learn about how data can be manipulated, skewed, or collected so poorly that any findings are extremely suspect. This session aims to build critical literacy and build attendees' understanding of data collection, statistics, visualizations including infographics, charts, graphs, and maps, and the Data Justice movement.

Panelists include Vass Bednar (Executive Director of the Public Policy in Digital Society Program), Cal Biruk (Associate Professor of Anthropology), Jeffrey Demaine (Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian), Saman Goudarzi (Cartographic Resources Librarian), Christine Homuth (Spatial Information Specialist), and Subhanya Sivajothy (Data Analysis and Visualization Librarian), with an introductory address by the Sherman Centre's Co-Directors Dr. Jay Brodeur and Dr. Andrea Zeffiro. 

This virtual event will be recorded and shared on the Sherman Centre's website. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

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Andrea Zeffiro
Christine Homuth
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Jeff Demaine
Saman Goudarzi
Subhanya Sivajothy
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