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I. WHY QR MATTERS PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY
AM/NY Article
Correction
Numbers we need to know
Examples of important data stories in the news

II. REVIEW OF THE BASICS
Numeracy for Journalists – Quizzes mean, median, percent, percent change
Neighborhood Profiles – Using ACS and Census data

III. THE SURVEY

Avoid overly ambitious survey topics
Pick a topic that will engage students in the research process
Consider survey respondents
Keep focus on end goals for your group
Consult DARE team for tips and materials

IV. SPREADSHEETS, TABLES & GRAPHS

Steps in creating a data feature
Selecting the right visualization for your data, Datawrapper examples
Esther’s videos: Interpreting pie charts and bar charts, Making Bivariate Tables Using Spreadsheets
Spreadsheet basics exercises

V. ANALYSIS
Most students were able to create table, chart and brief analysis
Given step by step instructions
Found young, single people found COVID challenging for relationships, felt more isolated, as did women, also those who were in a relationship but not married
Students seem empowered by their ability to complete the exercise and excited about their data viz

VI. LESSONS

Scaffolding and repetition key for non-STEM students
Students seem more engaged with data they gather themselves, but it takes considerable class resources. In second iteration, may consider using other data sources, more focus on data interpretation and analysis skills