London by night seen from the International Space Station.

Video: Interested in Getting Your Feet Wet With Statistics?

We’re delighted to have Lynette Hoelter of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), housed in the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, on board in our project as one of our data experts. In addition to her role at ICPSR, she teaches Introduction to Statistics at Eastern Michigan University, so she understands data in multiple ways and at multiple levels.

We used this 2014 webinar of hers, “Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Number to Teach!” as a pre-“read” prior to our meeting of the minds of grant personnel. We chose this video of hers because she understands how data literacy can be valuable not just in statistics class but across disciplines and in the real world.

We hope you’ll enjoy it, too!

Kristin Fontichiaro

Image: “London by Night seen from the International Space Station” by NASA on Wikipedia. Public domain. 

About Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro is the principal investigator of this IMLS-funded project and a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information.