Data Chats Podcast

[Charles Wheelan Author of Naked Statistics] Why Data Projects Should Start with “Why”

July 29, 2022
“I don't love statistics. I don't love economics. I love what economics and statistics can do for me.” - Charles Wheelan
In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Charles Wheelan, senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and author of several books, including Naked Statistics, Naked Economics and Naked Money.
They discuss:
  • How to approach complicated topics like data and statistics when that’s not your area of expertise
  • Examples of organizations using data brilliantly and examples of why data might fail
  • Why persistence and investment are needed for successful quality data collection
  • Why do we have to approach metrics cautiously to prevent distortion
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