Early in my career, I was working on a project using education data, and we were having a meeting with policymakers, school principals, and a team of researchers. When one of the principals asked a question about what assumptions were used in crafting one of the models, I was perplexed when the lead researcher launched into a long speech chock full of vague, unusual and complex jargon. Why would he do this? I knew that it wasn’t because the researcher was unable to discuss these ideas in simple, clear language because we had had many easy, plain conversations together about…

Heather Krause

Data scientist & statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide). Providing data science services grounded in an equity lens. https://weallcount.com

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