Aug 2Member-onlyDon’t Let the P in P Value Stand for Privilegeby Heather Krause | Jul 29, 2022 | Analysis If we’re going to use P values as our measure of what’s a meaningful difference versus a difference due to random chance, we need to recognize that P values are highly dependent on sample size. This dependency leads to a situation…We All Count3 min read

Jul 7Member-onlyWhat Choice Do I Have?by Heather Krause | Jun 20, 2022 | Analysis, Communication & Distribution, Data Collection & Sourcing, Funding, Interpretation, Motivation, Project Design The Data Equity Framework is a process that helps you to identify the many key choices you’ll have to make in a data project and provides tools and strategies…Analysis6 min read

Jul 4Member-onlyRewards & Restrictions Self-Inventoryby Heather Krause | Jun 20, 2022 An essential step in the Data Equity Framework is creating a Motivation Touchtone. (Check out part 1, part 2 and part 3 of how to make a Motivation Touchstone.) One of the most important parts of that process is outlining, in as much…Motivation5 min read

Jun 6Member-onlyIdentity Sorting Dials: Certaintyby Heather Krause | Analysis, Communication & Distribution, Data Collection & Sourcing | The Identity Sorting Dials are a really useful tool to start (again, I’ll say start) thinking about the interplay between human considerations like fit (“can I see myself in this category”) and ease (“how difficult is it…We All Count5 min read

May 9Member-onlyIntroducing: Identity Sorting DialsAnalysis, Communication & Distribution, Data Collection & Sourcing, Project Design This article begins a 4 part series on what We All Count calls Identity Sorting Dials. “If I want to be inclusive on my survey, shouldn’t I use as many identity options as possible?” “If we want our results to…Analysis7 min read

Apr 12Member-onlyData Relationship Health CheckThis is a quick tool that you can use when examining the equity implications of your data relationship. To learn about data relationships and the interplay of price, value, ownership, and profit, check out the original article here. Data equity is about power dynamics and one of the most important…Data Collection3 min read

Mar 4Member-onlyThe Privilege Embedded in your Unit of AnalysisHow much water per bouquet? If we watered them all using the average required per bouquet, we’d over water one and underwater one. What’s the problem: we’re using the denominator of bouquets instead of flowers. Defining your denominator is as important as defining your numerator. When we’re working with descriptive data questions — trying to use statistics to get a…Analysis4 min read

Jan 27Member-onlyMotivation Touchstones Part 3: DefinitionsA well-crafted Motivation Touchstone contains your success criteria and aimed-for rewards, as well as a summary of the major restrictions and parameters that your project faces. …Data7 min read

Jan 21Member-onlyA Great Way to Think About Data Science: The BowtieIn any data project about people, we’re starting from a broad, language-based set of conceptions, definitions and questions, figuring out how to turn those ideas into quantifiable numbers that we can engage with statistically, then turning those numbers back into answers or information related to complicated, language-based meaning. …Data Science5 min read

Dec 10, 2021Member-onlyMeasure Upstream DiscriminationWhen we try to measure gaps in outcomes between groups, we often turn to an approach called a Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition. I’m all for identifying discriminatory gaps, but we need to be careful that we don’t discount certain kinds of discrimination from our data calculations just because it isn’t our discrimination. …Data Equity8 min read