Lies, Damned Lies, and Big Data; Tips for Critical Reading of Statistics in the Media;
is a Research Officer at the Region of Waterloo District School Board where he supports evidence-based decision making in education around student well-being, equity, and academic success. He previously worked in healthcare research, examining early indicators of frailty, morbidity, and cognitive decline in primary care patient populations. Jason completed a Ph.D in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in 2015. A quantitative research and evaluation scientist, Jason is an advocate for evidence-based policy and transparent, reproducible research for the public good.
Jason gave an excellent talk on the ways statistics are presented in the media can deceive and how to use critical thinking skills to see through the deception.