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Antidotes for Information Overload

Posted by: leelefever on March 20, 2014- 1:30pm

Categories: Art of Explanation, article, data, Einstein, freud, research, Speaking

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Later this spring I will be speaking at an event for institutional researchers called the AIR Forum ("AIR" is the Association for Institutional Research). In speaking with the organizers, I've learned that the audience is very data-oriented and sometimes find it difficult to make their findings understandable to others. It will be my challenge to help them become better explainers.  In preparation for the event, I wrote an article that was recently published in their newsletter that focuses on... Continue Reading

A Little Inaccuracy Can Go A Long Way

Posted by: leelefever on March 12, 2014- 9:57am

Categories: accuracy, Art of Explanation, freud, johnson, quote

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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a prolific English author who is most known for A Dictionary of the English Language (1755). He contributed extensively to what we know about writing and literature. Recently I came across a quote of his that really struck a chord with me: "In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness." Put another way: you can be concise or you can be accurate, but rarely both.  Indeed, the need or predilection to present information that... Continue Reading