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Stats + Stories: Hey, I'm Working On A Story And Can You Help Me With The Statistics?

Rebecca Goldin ( @rebegol ) is a professor of mathematics George Mason University and the Director of STATS at Sense About Science USA . She has received several grants from the National Science Foundation to support her re
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Journalists are trained mostly as generalists. Those who attend Journalism schools or programs learn how to tell stories about a wide array of subjects, and are expected to pick up subject expertise while on the job. Some expertise is easier to come by than others, figuring out the ins and outs of P-values and standard deviation, for example, can be tricky. The site stats.org is designed to help journalists navigate the turbulent waters of statistical reasoning and is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Host Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelist John Bailer, Chair of Miami's Statistics Department. Their guest is Rebecca Goldin, a Professor of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University, and the Director of Stats.org. Her work with the site has been featured in a number of media outlets, and Goldin has received several grants from the National Science Foundation for her academic research as well as for her work with " stats.org". 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.