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Translating numbers into impact. Professor Anne Glover CBE Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. With whom do you want to spend a dinner?. a) Celebrity. b) Politician. c) Statistician. Numbers have power.

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Translating numbers into impact

Translating numbers into impact

Professor Anne Glover CBEChief Scientific Adviser

to the President of the European Commission


With whom do you want to spend a dinner

With whom do you want to spend a dinner?

a) Celebrity

b) Politician

c) Statistician


Numbers have power

Numbers have power


Numbers can be incredibly useful especially when visualised

Numbers can be incredibly useful,especially when visualised…


And even more so when put on a map

And even more so when put on a map


Numbers e g used as indicators play a key role in informing policy makers

Numbers - e.g. used as indicators - play a key role in informing policy-makers


Contrary to public belief people like numbers

Contrary to public belief, people like numbers


Don t be scared about communicating numbers if they conve y a message

Don't be scared about communicating numbers if they convey a message


And don t be scared about communicating uncertainty even if politicians don t like it

And don't be scared about communicating uncertainty – even if politicians don't like it


But numbers are a means to an end they will make an impact only if

But numbers are a means to an end – they will make an impact only if…

…you tell a good story!

illuminations.nctm.org


Scientists often find it hard to tell a good story especially when they include numbers

Scientists often find it hard to tell a good story, especially when they include numbers

But actually it is quite easy.


In fact statisticians can be very inspiring people

In fact, statisticians can be very inspiring people

So shout about what you do!

myfootpath.com


Translating numbers into impact

Thank you for your attention!

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Twitter: EU_ScienceChief


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