How journalists can learn statistics through real life, not abstractions

October 21, 2013
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If you were never good at math as a kid, you can still be a successful, award-winning data journalist. Matt Waite is a prime example. Waite, journalism professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told Poynter that the way he wrapped his head around statistics in college was to apply them to real life, such as test scores, rather than learning abstract terms.

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Related: Nate Silver: Eight cool things journalists should know about statistics


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