Keynote Address: Asking good questions: A key to success in statistics and data science

Presented by:
Susan Paddock, Chief Statistician and Executive Vice President, NORC at the University of Chicago

Our career success and personal fulfillment as statisticians and data scientists rely on our ability to ask good questions of ourselves and of others, and to engage with others who ask us good questions. However, as demonstrated by the existence of entire scientific disciplines devoted to asking good questions, it is not necessarily easy to do so. I will touch upon three domains encountered by statisticians and data scientists for which asking good questions can reveal important insights: navigating our career development, evaluating and improving data quality, and leading our collaborators and teams to success.