We had a great time chatting with listeners yesterday during our Reddit Ask Me Anything! We covered a lot of ground talking about data visualization techniques, software, aesthetics, strategies for freelancing, and our favorite Data Stories guest. (Spoiler alert: We don’t have one!)
Thanks so much to everyone who joined us!
On our thoughts about statistics:
rhiever: Can you remember a time where the use of statistics dramatically changed your opinion on something? A scenario where the stats disproved many of your preconceived notions about a topic?
MoritzStefaner: When I heard that 89% of statistics are made up, that sort of made me think.
ebertini: I don’t have one off the top of my head. This would come as a surprise but rarely I find statistics very convincing as an argument. Most of the time I can see how limited they are. There are always some other statistics that are not shown and would be needed to have a much better picture of a given problem.
On our favorite data visualizations:
zonination: What, of all the dataviz you’ve seen, would you consider to be the most beautiful? What about the most effective or compelling?
And, of course, the age-old question:
Couldn’t make the chat? Want more? Check out the whole conversation on Reddit!