We live in a world obsessed with data, we rely on it for all aspects of our lives. But not all data is created equal. Sometimes it can be deceiving and contain unknown biases that will significantly affect interpretation and application. Please note that this session will be a live repeat of the Data Literacy Skills training session which ran on Tuesday 2 March. If you attended that session, you do not need to attend this one.
Too often we fail to hold data providers to account by blindly trusting what we are told. While, at the same time, undervaluing our own industry’s gold standard currency data.
We will provide the knowledge and skills to question providers on the provenance of their data, to understand how to spot bogus or unrepresentative data and how to develop a healthy level of data scepticism.
We will highlight and explain some of the commonest interpretation mistakes so they can be avoided.
Anyone who deals with data on a regular basis and wants to increase their confidence to ask providers the right questions and ensure all datasets used by an agency are trusted.
Graeme Griffiths, Head of Research, IPA