ALM Virtual Seminar Registration: The Use of Statistics: what can a numerate citizen learn from the Covid-19 pandemic?, November 19th, 2020, 20.00 (UTC)
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Our third seminar session of the 2020-2021 year will be a session led by Professor Emeritus Jeff Evans where he will lead us through examining COVID-19 data to help answer questions that teachers, researchers, and citizens may find relevant for considering towards developing a stronger understanding of what is happening in our world while strengthening data literacy and numeracy. His abstract for the session reads as follows:

The Covid-19 pandemic has made unprecedented demands on ordinary citizens, as well as on teachers and researchers, to improve their understanding of what is going on, and therefore to strengthen their data literacy, or numeracy. Many questions occur to us.
• What is happening with Covid-19 in my country now?
• How is it changing, and how fast?
• How does this country compare with other countries?
• What can we learn from the data so far, e.g. about explanations?
During the talk we will use one of the available sources of data to begin to answer our questions and will also consider some of the pitfalls in following developments with Covid-19. We will also offer some pointers for understanding data (characteristics, sources, …) across many fields.

This session, as all of our virtual seminars, will be recorded and archived on our website and YouTube channel. We look forward to having you join our session, which will be held starting at 20.00 (UTC), lasting for about an hour. Please register below to be included in the mailing list, through which the seminar join link will be sent. Check your junk mail in case the registration link gets blocked by your spam filter.

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