The Power Dynamics of Data Jargon

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…

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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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Heather Krause

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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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