Can We Trust Our Data?

Date and time
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
09.30 - 12.30

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus
Markeaton Street
DE22 3AW

Having reliable, high-quality data is critical to making sound business decisions. But with so much information now readily available, how do we know whether our data is reliable? Join our expert to find out.

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The ‘Branch out in STEM’ programme is fully funded, meaning there’s no cost to your organisation. This is possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Enable, Inspire and the Workers’ Educational Association.

What is this session about?

A quick internet search for ‘data never lies’ will reveal follow-ups such as ‘or does it?’ or ‘but it misleads’. It is crucial to understand how the quality and nature of our data can affect the way that our analysis systems behave and impact our users and decision making. The reality is that almost all of our business-related data is contaminated and full of different types of bias that significantly damage our abilities to gain insights from the data that we have around us.

Join this workshop with our academic expert to help you navigate the wealth of data now available and identify how you can make sound judgements about the data you use.

Am I eligible to participate?

To participate in the programme you must meet the funding criteria requirements. This means you must work for a small to medium sized business within the Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire (D2N2) region. Alternatively, you could be self-employed and registered as a sole trader within the D2N2 region.

How much does it cost to attend?

This workshop is fully funded for eligible businesses, meaning there is no cost to your organisation. The Branch out in STEM programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Meet your speaker

This session will be led by our academic expert, who will guide your learning and answer any questions you may have during the session.

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Richard Self
Senior Lecturer in Analytics and Governance

Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies.

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