13 Oct

Data 4 Policy: Is the statistical era being replaced by an era of data?

Opening hours / Beginning:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

13 October 2022


Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Workshop by Prof. Dr. Walter Radermacher (LMU)

This workshop is part of the series “Statistics for the Public Good – Infrastructure Decision Making, Research and Discourse”, which introduces participants to public statistics as a process in which the design, production and communication of information (statistics) are an integral part. As with other products (architecture, furniture, food, cars, smartphones, etc.), the aim is to optimize the design (form) in relation to the use (function) of the products (“form follows function”).

In this respect, it is about more than just applying statistical methods. Rather, the focus must be on the questions that a society wants to have answered with solid statistics for its current, pressing and conflict-laden issues. Other aspects then play a role here, namely whether politics values and finances this infrastructure, whether corresponding data literacy is available in the population at large, and so on.

Various use cases relevant to current policy at international and national level will be used, in which the course participants will act as statistical stakeholders with distributed roles.

The workshop will be held in English. You can find more information on the registration website.

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