Stats + Stories Stats+Stories explores quantitative ideas in our daily lives and in journalism.Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association.
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Stats+Stories explores quantitative ideas in our daily lives and in journalism.Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association.More from Stats + Stories »

Most Recent Episodes

Stats + Stories: Playing A Risky Game

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Adversarial Risk Assessment is the topic of the latest Stats and Stories short episode. John Bailer, Chair of the department of Statistics at Miami University and Richard Campbell, Chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film are joined by David Banks, a statistician at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor

Stats + Stories: Thankful For A Bountiful Harvest - How Bountiful Was It And Who Produced It?

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. When most Americans think of agriculture, they might imagine fields of corn or wheat or herds of cattle or broods of chickens. Perhaps they even stop to consider the regulations that determine what foods are safe to eat. What they might not spend much time thinking about are the agencies that oversee farming and food in the United States. The work of one such agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, or

Stats + Stories: Thankful For A Bountiful Harvest - How Bountiful Was It And Who Produced It?

Stats + Stories: Growing Surveys - Building An Agricultural Census

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency's collection and dissemination of data on every facet of U.S. agriculture. In this Stats + Stories short, Linda J. Young joins John Bailer, chair of the department of statistics at Miami

Stats + Stories: Why Don't People Like My Graphs?

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Journalists are swimming in data coming from governments, nonprofits, think tanks and other agencies. There's data available to help contextualize almost any story a reporter might want to tell. How to present that information to audiences in a compelling and understandable way is something many newsrooms are struggling to figure out. In this episode of Stats + Stories, host Rosemary Pennington and panelists John

Stats + Stories: Visualization And Reporting Goals

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Alberto Cairo writes in his book The Truthful Art , that "an outstanding visual presentation will have five qualities: it is truthful, functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening." Cairo, the Knight Chair in visual journalism in the School of Communication and the director of the visualization program at the Center for computational science at University of Miami in Florida, joins John Bailer, chair of the

Stats + Stories: Stats of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management and Cat Videos

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. The internet is full of cats. There are blogs devoted to them. Twitter users sharing nothing but cat pictures and if you've been on Facebook recently, you've probably seen a cat video in your feed. Maybe it has annoyed you, maybe you thought the cat was cute, but those videos are more than just a distraction. They might actually be good for your emotional health. The connection between media and emotion is the

Stats + Stories: Stats of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management and Cat Videos

Stats + Stories: A Journalist Checks His Numbers

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Data journalism is topic for this Stats + Stories short. John Bailer from Miami University's Department of Statistics, and Media, Journalism and Film Department Chair, Richard Campbell, are joined by Alan Schwarz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics

Stats + Stories: Gridiron...Touchdown...Field Goal...Traumatic Brain Injury

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Touchdowns, first downs, blocking, tackles, these are words that everyone familiar with football in the United States will recognize. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), dementia, memory loss, depression, these are words that recently have been connected to playing football. The emergence of the story connecting football with brain injury is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. John Bailer from Miami University's Department of Statistics, and Media, Journalism and Film Department Chair, Richard Campbell, are joined by Alan Schwarz. While working as a journalist for the New York Times, Alan wrote a series of articles on concussions and football and this was credited with helping to revolutionize the treatment of head injuries and exposing the seriousness in them for the athletes. Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism

Stats + Stories: Gridiron...Touchdown...Field Goal...Traumatic Brain Injury

Stats + Stories: Describing And Measuring An $18 Trillion Economy

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. In news stories about the health of the American economy or sometimes on Sunday morning talk shows, you might hear experts talking about the GDP or Gross Domestic Product. The GDP is a measure of the value of all goods and services produced during a particular time period and as you might imagine it's quite the undertaking to keep track of all that information. The organization that does that among other things is the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In this episode of Stats + Stories, Rosemary Pennington is joined by panelists John Bailer from Miami University's Department of Statistics, and Media, Journalism and Film Department Chair, Richard Campbell. Their guest Brian Moyer, director of the US Bureau of Economic Analysis or BEA. 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

Stats + Stories: Epidemic Trials and Tribulations

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. It started with the death of one infant in late 2013. It was followed by the deaths of family members and health care workers and healers in 2014 and exploded into the awareness of the world as thousands were affected in 2014 and 2015. Almost 30-thousand people contracted the disease and more than ten thousand died in the recent Ebola virus outbreak that struck in Africa. How do we respond to such a crisis? How quickly can drugs and vaccines be developed, tested and distributed in the time of an emerging epidemic? Conducting clinical research studies in the context of emerging and potential epidemics is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. John Bailer from Miami University's Department of Statistics and Steve Siff from the Department of Media, Journalism and Film are joined by University of Pennsylvania Professor of Biostatistics, Susan Ellenberg. She served on the committee on clinical trials

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