The RSS Sheffield Local Group are delighted to host Professor Jennifer Rogers for our next seminar, titled Can’t see the Wood for the Trees? Making sense of data in a global pandemic
. She will be giving us her insights into making sense of the volume of data with which we have been faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for what is bound to be an interesting and topical seminar!
The Royal Statistical Society's Sheffield Local Group are pleased to welcome Professor Jennifer Rogers for our next seminar, which will take place on June 17th at 4pm (BST).
Can’t see the Wood for the Trees? Making sense of data in a global pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust data and statistics into the limelight in a way it has never been before. With Boris Johnson stating that decisions surrounding easing of restrictions would be made based on “data, not dates”, many people were undoubtably monitoring the daily updates released by the Government and anxiously waiting for ONS announcements (or maybe that was just me…). But with so much data being released, how is the general public expected to make sense of it all? In this talk, I will investigate just how difficult it can be for even a statistician to digest the sheer amount of information being released and how answering even the simplest of questions is not a trivial task.