• Workshop Schedule


    Friday, March 5, 2010

    2:00 – 2:30 PM Introduction and Goals

    • Sign up at C3 Cyberlearning to join the Numbers Count MBCC Group
    • Use the topics of cancer and global health and the resource Gapminder to focus on reading graphs and emphasize the differences between linear, semi-log, and log-log views of the data.
    • Use Excel to model tumor growth in order to make predictions based on re-sampling data

    • Discuss measurement and data gathering in the workplace. Could physicians rely on medical data without calibration? Follow-up Excel activity that clearly demonstrates why error control is essential in insuring that data is reliable.

    2:30 – 3:30 PM Exploring Cancer with GapMinder

    Reading Graphs: Linear, Semi-log, Log-log

    Global data from WHO, CDC, and Gapminder

    3:30 – 3:45 PM   Break

    3:45 – 5:30PMData Analysis with Excel

    Modeling tumor growth:  Making predictions

    Introduction to Wolfram Alpha

    5:30 – 6:45 PM  Dinner

    Discussion: Preparing for the Workplace

    Saturday, March 6, 2010

    9:00 – 9:15 AM   Coffee and Rolls

    9:15 – 11:30 AM Measuring America: Looking Backward

    Medical Data and Error Control

    Calibration with Excel

    11:30 – 12:30 AM Lunch

    12:30- 2:00 PM Quantitative Reasoning: Looking Forward