A series of workshops has been demystifying the often intimidating world of data, helping to unlock its power for everyday benefit.
Data allow us to make better decisions sooner, saving time and money, and improving social outcomes in fields such as education and health. However, data come in many – often highly mathematical – forms. They need to be dealt with accurately and correctly if we are to get the best value out of them.
In 2018, Biotext’s expert trainers developed a series of workshops about data literacy and data visualisation, and delivered them to staff at the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
These workshops explored the gathering, managing and presentation of data, and looked at how to make decisions and recommendations using data. Information surrounds us, generated not just from research, but through everyday processes as simple as registering a car. Biotext’s training workshops help make sure that data are being put to good use by those who make decisions that affect us all.