Liz Karns is an epidemiologist and lawyer. Her research interests involve worker health and safety, ethical responsibilities in the conduct of data analysis, and the economic consequences of sexual assault and harassment. Her practice has ranged from individual juvenile clients to large multinational corporations. She is interested in fostering an intellectual environment for students that integrates science, law, and societal needs.
This course aims to make statistical analysis approachable and practical, as you learn how to read and interpret statistical reports in a business environment, and how to communicate statistical results to stakeholders. First, you will practice assessing the statistical components and representations of statistical results in a case study. You will then identify the appropriate method and conduct a summary analysis of a data set. Finally, you will prepare an executive summary of the key statistical points identified through your analysis and create a narrative summary with supporting graphics.
KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS
- Identify the supporting statistical analysis from a media or business report
- Determine, based on the type of data, the correct summary method and level to characterize the center, spread, and distribution of variables
- Recognize misleading results, intentional or otherwise
- Communicate summary statistics to stakeholders by employing graphic and narrative techniques
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Professionals in any industry who need to communicate and interpret data
- Business managers utilizing analytics or benchmarking and comparison
- Professionals from any business function
- Government workers engaged in policy analysis
- Healthcare professionals