Training the Next Generation of Collaborative Statisticians

November 9, -
Speaker(s): Emily Griffith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Statistics, NC State University

Statistical practitioners face difficult conversations in their interactions with their clients and collaborators. The topics of these conversations vary widely, from completion timelines to the use and interpretation of p-values. While there are no universal guidelines for navigating tough conversations, thoughtful discussion about common experiences and lessons learned; reflection on differences among individuals and situations; and exercises such as role playing can be helpful to prepare and build confidence for engaging in future tough conversations. In this talk, I will discuss the process of creating a series of educational training videos for statistical collaboration skills, share an example with a focus on navigating tough conversations, and share future directions for this work. This is joint work with Julia Sharp (Colorado State University), Zach Weller (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), and Megan Higgs (Critical Inference).


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