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Slideshow: statistics can serve society, use #data to bridge the gap in a divided society
Show the full distribution wherever possible, as this demonstrates the full range of circumstances experienced by different people, which in turn: ensures that the people represented by that data feel truly represented; often highlights the real story that was obscured by the summary statistics; and confronts the importance of relative standing.
Don't stop at the simple answer: dig deeper than summary statistics. Sometimes it's only at this stage that the answer reveals itself
djb  zap  ddj  statistics  data  storytelling  society 
15 days ago by winnydejong
VIDEO: Why you don't believe in facts, and how to fix it #data #ddj
Lisa Charlotte Rost explains the psychological, social and technological reasons why none of us will ever fully believe all the facts. And how the kind of facts and the context in which we encounter them makes us believe or ignore them.
How can we all believe more true things? And how can we communicate data so that it convinces somebody? She looks at lots of examples from data communication, especially from data visualisation and data journalism.
data  ddj  republica2017  lisacharlotterost  datavis  facts  alternativetruth  datajournalism  djb 
15 days ago by winnydejong
The problem is not math, but ourselves - 5 ways to fix statistics
Scientific journal Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. The common theme? The problem is not our maths, but ourselves. Five ways to fix statistics: adjust for human cognition; abandon statistical significance; state false-positive risk, too; share analysis plans and results; change norms from within.
statistics  ddj  djl  djb  science  damnlies 
15 days ago by winnydejong
cr.yp.to: 2017.11.05: Reconstructing ROCA
Did delaying the release of the paper for two weeks make users think they were safer than they actually were?
crypto  djb  factoring  rsa 
november 2017 by dadrian
How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide
Bergstrom believes that calling bullshit on data, big or otherwise, doesn’t require a statistics degree—only common sense and a few habits of mind. “You don’t have to understand all the gears inside a black box in order to evaluate what you’re being told,” he said.
bigdata  bullshit  data  ddj  djl  journalism  bull  shit  djb 
july 2017 by winnydejong
How To Fine-Tune Your Bullshit Detector
In a time of fake news and “alternative facts,” critical thinking has become more important than ever. Here are four questions to ask yourself.
ddj  djl  thinking  bullshit  djb  data  alternative  facts 
july 2017 by winnydejong
Calling Bullshit, a crash course. #data
Our aim in this course is to teach you how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences.
course  data  politics  science  ddj  djl  djb 
july 2017 by winnydejong
Everything I, Margaret Sullivan, Know About Journalism in 395 Words
1. About social media.
• No road rage; walk away from the keyboard.
• Be useful.
• Be responsive.
• Be willing to correct and acknowledge errors immediately.
• Show restraint; remember that you are posting to The World. Forever.
• Try for a mix of 20 percent fun and 80 percent hard information.
• Read every link before re-tweeting or re-posting.
• It’s a tool, not an end in itself.

2. About journalism.
• Don’t cut corners. Do the actual work.
• If you “borrow,” always credit with a link and a specific mention, and always write in your own words.
• You can lose your reputation and your career in an instant.
• Despite that, don’t be timid. Be brave; just don’t be brave and stupid.
• Ask for advice from smart people.
• Do the work that improves the world, even in a small way.
• Don’t sink to least-common-denominator journalism.
• A little snark goes a long way.
• Think more about fairness than objectivity.
• Think about how close you can get to the truth.
• Put yourself in the place of the people who will be affected by your work. That doesn’t mean to pull your punches.
• Be rigorous. Go the extra mile. If you think you should interview five people, interview 10. Fact-check with a vengeance.
• Be aggressive — a passive journalist isn’t really a journalist.
• Get to be really good at one or two things. And get to be decently good at a whole bunch of things. (A hat tip to my friend Drake Martinet of Vice Media here.)
• If you screw up, apologize fully and move on.
• Try to work for someone great.
• Whatever help you’ve received in your career, pay it forward.
• Be idealistic. Resist cynicism.
• Never be boring — be engaging and clear, especially when the subject is complicated or hard to understand. If you’re writing blurry stuff, maybe you don’t understand the subject yet. Pity the readers (or viewers) and consider their attention span. (E.B. White on clarity, referring to his teacher William Strunk: “Will felt that the reader was in serious trouble most of the time, a man floundering in a swamp, and that it was the duty of anyone attempting to write English to drain this swamp quickly and get his man up on dry ground, or at least throw him a rope.”)
• You are not in this business for the money, so what are you in it for? Do that work.
journalism  ddj  djb 
july 2017 by winnydejong
qhasm: tools to help write high-speed software
Prototypes of qhasm's instruction decoder, register allocator, x86-floating-point-stack handler, and assembler:
assembly  compilers  language  performance  crypto  djb 
may 2017 by slowbyte
Data Journalism Should Thrive on Cross-Border Collaborations - Why Doesn’t It?
The potential of multi-country, data-driven journalism is too great to give up on. But in order for collaborations to succeed countries desensitized to corruption, efforts to grow data journalism need to get serious, and cross-border projects should empower citizens in developing countries to take greater control over their lives.
ddj  djl  journalism  djb  collaborations  cross  border 
may 2017 by winnydejong
Why newsrooms need project managers
Newsrooms need project managers because at some point it is not about how many of your journalists know how to code, but how well your teams of reporters and developers work together. This collaboration is necessary because the old systems no longer work and we have yet to find new templates.
ddj  djl  djb  journalism  culture  managers  management 
may 2017 by winnydejong
Understanding what makes a visualization memorable #datavis
"Visualizations that are memorable “at-a-glance” are often the most memorable even after longer viewings — i.e., there is something instant, enduring and intrinsically powerful about memorable graphics."
ddj  djl  datavis  visualisation  visualization  djb  research  Michelle  Borkin 
may 2017 by winnydejong

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