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Newsletter Issue 2021-41 | October 11, 2021

Olubusoye, Akintande, and Vance CHANCE Article Recap

Transforming Evidence to Action (TEA) is a novel program of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) at the University of Colorado Boulder and the statistics and data science collaboration laboratories (stat labs) of the LISA 2020 Network. The program entails stat labs creating institutional statistical analysis and data science capacity to enable and accelerate local solutions for local development challenges and is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. This article describes a case study from the University of Ibadan LISA of how statisticians produced and analyzed data to create policy recommendations for enhancing election participation in Nigeria. This is an example of how statisticians can collaborate with data producers and data decision makers to transform evidence into action for development.

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LCWU Workshop

LISA LCWU and Directorate of Faculty Development & Internationalization, LCWU organized 6 days Training sessions on “Data Analysis using SPSS” by Dr. Asifa Kamal, Head, Department of Statistics, LCWU from 27th – 29th  September & 4th -6th October, 2021. The workshop has very informative and engaging sessions.

More than 40 faculty members and PhD scholars from different Departments of  LCWU, Lahore leads University & DMC/Services Hospital attended the training workshop.
The opening ceremony of workshop was honored by the worthy VC professor Dr. Bushra Mirza. 
Madam vice chancellor beautifully linked the properties of good estimators in Statistics to get valid results with the real life. She said that educational institutes can only show significant improvement if employees are unbiased, efficient and they show consistent performance. She also shared her views on the importance of Statistics in research and policy formulation. She said that data driven policies can make real changes in the society. She emphasized faculty of LCWU to equip themselves with skills and knowledge of software that help them to analyze data generated through their research projects. 

Dr. Bushra Mirza also said that in practical life a person should be unbiased and consistent about the decisions, like a good estimator in statistics. As a person we should have a normal or symmetric behavior towards other persons. 
Participants took great interest in interactive lectures by an ambitious and competent resource person Dr. Asifa kamal on different areas of SPSS Like SPSS structure, interface, and windows, Data Visualization, Descriptive Statistics, Procedures for Comparing Groups, Procedures for Exploring Relationships, and Day 6 participants Presented their project based on data analysis using SPSS as assignment for participants.

The closing ceremony was graced by different Heads of departments of LCWU and Dr. Bisma Ejaz, Head ACP, DFDI, LCWU.

The chief guest distributed the certificates among the participants, resource persons, LISA trainers and organizing Committee. Participants highly appreciated the efforts of DFDI for organizing such kind of useful Training. 

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