ProPublica runs a small annual workshop to teach journalists a bit about data and how it can be used to report. The training materials and some of the lectures are…
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Data journalism lessons available from ProPublica Data Institute

C’est la vis, teaching kids how to visualize data
By adulthood, it’s expected that we can read charts to some degree. You’re supposed to know how visual encodings map to data and then interpret. I don’t remember actually learning…

Bayes’ theorem explained with LEGO bricks
Bayes’ theorem is covered in introduction to statistics and probability courses, but I think a lot of people starting out don’t understand it conceptually. They see a formula that you…

Combatting the Obsession with New Tools
Michal Migurski thinks about finding the right job for the tool rather than the other way around: Near the second half of most nerd debates, your likelihood of hearing the…

Data Analysis (with R) on Coursera
Jeff Leek, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is teaching a course on data analysis on Coursera, appropriately named Data Analysis. This…