Stats: An introduction

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of Grand Valley State University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 2:10pm
  • Location: M103
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Statisticians need to really understand their data (and so do you!) before they begin running analyses. As a result, statistical software packages such as SPSS have many powerful tools to summarize your data. You're going to love them. We'll take a look at the structure of some Home Mortgage data, do data transformations and run crosstabs with Chi Square significance tests to look at racial discrimination in home lending.

This session will be most helpful if: You have familiarity with Excel and some database software. We've got a *lot* of ground to cover in this hour.

Speaker Bios

  • @JeffKLOJeff Kelly Lowenstein is an investigative journalist, author and an assistant professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University.  His work has earned recognition from organizations like IRE, NABJ, the National Press Club, the National Headliner Club, and NABJ.  Jeff has participated in fellowships about racial justice, the environment, health, business and trauma.  A Fulbright Scholar, Specialist and Teacher, he has written or edited six books. 

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