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Stats + Stories: Making Statistics Reporting Impactful and Interesting

Liberty Vittert is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and on leave from her position at the University of Glasgow as the Mitchell Lecturer.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

We are a wash and data and information. Almost every day, new stories are published telling us we have a one and one thousand chance of catching some disease, or that eating something we love might increase our chances of getting cancer by some percentage. It can become overwhelming trying to understand what those numbers mean. Communicating statistical information in a clear and contextualized manner is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary and regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell of Media, Journalism, and Film are joined by Liberty Vittert. Vittert is a Statistician and a visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University, St. Louis, as well as an ambassador for the Royal Statistical Society. She’s also a media personality, producing pieces for outlets like Fox News, NPR, Popular Science, and The Houston Chronicle. To top it all off, she hosts a cooking show on Scottish TV and was named one of the coolest people in Scotland. 

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.    

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