The Data Literacy Blog

May 2021

Building Data Trust

By |2021-05-11T16:02:39-07:00May 11th, 2021|Thought Leadership|

Building Data Trust Why Trust in Data Sometimes Erodes and How to Prevent it from Eroding in the First Place The following guest blog post was written by Jodi Pafford. Jodi is a data analyst, visualizer, and insight sleuth who is [...]

April 2021

The Difference Between “Prevalence” and “Incidence” and Why We Care

By |2021-04-27T15:50:13-07:00April 27th, 2021|Helpful Explainers|

The Difference Between “Prevalence” and “Incidence” and Why We Care Have you heard the terms “prevalence” and “incidence” in the news lately? What’s the difference between them and why does it matter? TL;DR Prevalence: Number of people in a population who have a disease or other health outcome at one point in [...]

March 2021

Handmade in Punjab: embroidered data in phulkaris

By |2021-03-30T15:05:40-07:00March 29th, 2021|Personal Stories, Social Justice|

Handmade in Punjab: embroidered data in phulkaris The following Women's History Month guest blog post was written by Sana Ahmed Wilder. Sana is a data visualizer specializing in building capacity of federal and state education agencies. She analyzes and communicates student data using modern visualization and storytelling techniques. Sana lives in [...]

What a Data Scientist Looks Like

By |2021-03-08T16:25:35-07:00March 8th, 2021|Personal Stories, Social Justice|

The following International Women's Day guest blog post was written by Inna Saboshchuk, PhD. Inna is a senior data product manager in the retail industry in NYC.  She previously worked as a data scientist for a SaaS company which uses AI to automate and optimize retail processes. Additionally she taught psychology courses at [...]

February 2021

Anthony Starks on Recreating Du Bois’s Iconic Style

By |2021-02-25T20:21:18-07:00February 25th, 2021|Contests, Social Justice|

Anthony Starks on Recreating Du Bois’s Iconic Style By Allen Hillery Allen would like to acknowledge Anthony Starks for his expert assistance with this article. Earlier this month, Sekou Tyler, Anthony Starks and I thought it was important to recognize the accomplishments of W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois’ sophisticated quantitative research leveraging data visualization, [...]

Be Data Lit: Creating Communities that Matter

By |2021-02-03T18:35:29-07:00February 3rd, 2021|Announcements|

This guest blog post has been written by Sarah Nell-Rodriguez, a globally recognized industry expert in software education and Data Literacy, and founder of the recently launched Be Data Lit online community site. Sarah would like to acknowledge Allen Hillery for his expert assistance with this article. The header image above with the tagline [...]

How W.E.B Du Bois Used Data Visualization to Debunk Social Darwinism and Tell A Story of Resilience

By |2021-02-01T19:58:06-07:00February 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

How W.E.B Du Bois Used Data Visualization to Debunk Social Darwinism and Tell A Story of Resilience Editor's note: A version of the following article by Allen Hillery also appears on the Nightingale blog of the Data Visualization Society here. For other articles written by Mr. Hillery, see his Medium page. William Edward Burghardt Du [...]

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