What are the biggest COVID-19 risks in your community - and for who? Are lockdown protesters the tip of the iceberg or the outliers? What are the needs and concerns that you aren’t hearing about?
You need public input to answer questions like these. But you also need to know which data you need for which decisions, what channels are good for what data, and what makes data unrepresentative or even dangerous. Now you can.
This presentation will teach you powerful insights through current events, including eye-opening COVID-19 data and community survey data that you haven’t seen before. You’ll see how:
· Self-selection ruins COVID testing data… and public input data
· Data aggregation creates confusion about COVID risks… and about community needs
· Focusing on the wrong data leads to COVID missteps… and mistaken agency decisions
You’ll learn from a data expert, Kevin Lyons, whose helpful frameworks and interesting facts left the Certified Public Communicator students at TCU “wanting more.”
If you’ve ever wanted your agency to use data the right way, especially public input, this will be the easiest and most entertaining way to learn what you need to know. You’ll leave with simple tools you can use and share with colleagues. You’ll help everyone avoid bad guesses and big mistakes as you adjust services and budgets going forward. Don’t miss this one!
About the Presenter:
Kevin Lyons learned statistics in two different Ph.D. programs so you don’t have to – now his passion is making data easy for anyone to understand and use, especially in local government. After 25 years of learning about good governance from Nobel prize-winning academics, leading practitioners, and a few rogues, he can finally explain things in terms of pizza instead of p-hacking. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist for Governance Sciences Group, and co-inventor of FlashVote (statistically valid community input in 48 hours for government decision support).