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February Data Chat


It's a Love Data Week Data Chat!  With guest speaker Lynette Hoelter, PhD.

Is That Number Really True?

Quantitative information pervades our world, but have you ever really stopped to think about where all those numbers come from? We tend to approach numbers as “cold hard facts,” but all data have to come from somewhere. The process of collecting and presenting quantitative data is made up of seemingly small decisions that could affect the trustworthiness of the result. This short session will note some of those decisions and suggest some key questions for thinking critically about what you see.


Lynette Hoelter, Ph.D.
Associate Archivist and Dir., Instructional Resources and National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC), ICPSR
University of Michigan


This webinar will take place virtually using Zoom. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting.




If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the organizer at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions about the event?

Please contact the State Data Coordinator Leah Cannon

Related LibGuide: Libraries — Surveys and Statistics by Leah Cannon

Thursday, February 17, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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