[Ipsos Expert Series] Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Data scientists everywhere are trying to make sense of the situation and predict what the future will look like. If we are taking action based on such data, how do we know the data is reliable?

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

COVID-19 has been a disruption to every facet of our lives. Data scientists everywhere are trying to make sense of the situation and predict what the future will look like. Government agencies and organisations across the world are relying on data-driven decision making for strategies in their response to the pandemic.  

You probably would have come across certain data visualisations and studies that talk about how to deal with the pandemic. But as the number of people getting involved in data analysis increases, so do the differing outcomes.

If we are taking action based on such data, how do we know the data is reliable? In this video series, Ipsos expert Mohit Kapila, introduces us to 9 principles that would be useful to review some of the ways you can spot an unreliable statistic.

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