This one day course is the foundation to all presentations of statistical information. The basic principles of presenting information in tables, charts, maps and text are explained. These are illustrated and then reinforced through practical exercises. The course is for anyone who is involved in communicating statistics to non-statisticians or who reports on data – of any description – within organisation, to specific communities and to the general public where a message is being given.
Event attendance fee £30. Booking is necessary via University of Manchester e-store (please see the booking link to the right).
Understanding the audience;
Presenting numbers in:
A fuller description can be found in the contents page of the book ‘Presenting Data: How to communicate your message effectively’ at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1118489594?keywords=presenting%20data%20swires&qid=1442066621&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1#reader_1118489594
10.00 Understanding the audience / perception of numbers;
10.30 Presentation of numbers in tables: how, why, common errors, improvements;
11.45 Table group exercise;
13.30 Presentation in Charts;
14.45 Chart / table / text group exercise;
15.45 Presentation in maps;
16.00 Presentation in tables;
16.30 Summary and close.
Ed Swires-Hennessy was a Government Statistician for almost 40 years: over half of this time was spent as an editor of statistical publications and responsible for the message delivery on a wide range of subjects. He has been a consultant on the dissemination of data since 2001 and advised many national statistical institutes. This course has been run in many forms over the last 40 years with the same aim – improving the presentation of data.
Ed was also the course leader and major presenter on the week long Training for European Statisticians Course ‘Basic principles of presentation and dissemination of statistical products’ which was run 11 times between1996 an 2003.
Ed has also had an interest in how statistics are presented on the web and has both advised and managed National Statistical Institute web sites. He runs a blog on the subject at www.surfingwithed.wordpress.com
Apart from the work on dissemination, Ed has also worked on many major household and housing surveys in Wales.
Ed was awarded the first West medal by the Royal Statistical Society in 2003 for his work on dissemination and web sites, nationally and internationally.