Stats + Stories: What’s Going on With This Graph?

Jan 5, 2019

Sharon Hessney is a veteran K-12 math teacher and writer, moderator, and coordinator of What's Going On With this Graph? WGOWTG is a free, weekly online feature, is a partnership of the New York Times Learning Network and the American Statistical Association.
Credit via Stats and Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Data literacy and data visualization are issues we discuss with some frequency both on this program as well as outside of it. When done well, data visualizations can make complicated material easier to understand. When done poorly, they can distort or misrepresent research findings. Understanding how visualizations like graphs work and communicate data is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelist John Baylor, Chair of Miami Statistics department and Richard Campbell, the former chair of the department of Media Journalism and Film.Their guest is Sharon Hessney, a writer, an educator and the coordinator of The New York Times’ learning network’s What’s Going on With This Graph feature, where once a week, students can take part in a live discussion of a graph that was published somewhere on the New York Times website. 

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.