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Jen Sabourin
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Jen Sabourin, Ph.D., is a Software Developer and Research Scientist as part of SAS’ Social Innovation Division. Presently, her work is focused on using SAS resources and analytic capabilities to have a positive impact on the world, with a special focus on K-12 education initiatives. Jen holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University where her research focused on artificial intelligence and data mining applications for education. She is also passionate about broadening participation in technology and data science and introducing students of all ages and backgrounds to the joys of computer science and analytics.

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Beware of data shared via social media - get the facts

Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series of posts, originally published here by our partner News Literacy Project, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. Like infographics, social media and other forms of user-generated content pose unique challenges regarding data. Many news outlets and journalists have checks and balances

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Evaluating media claims: Just because it's 'based on data' doesn't make it true

Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series of posts, originally published here by our partner News Literacy Project, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. Every day people use data to better understand the world. This helps them make decisions and measure impacts. But how do we take raw

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Is data cited in the news accurate? It depends on how it was collected.

Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series of posts, originally published here by our partner News Literacy Project, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. As discussed in previous posts, statistics and visual representations of data can be misleading. But what happens when the data itself is misleading? And if data is

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Data visualizations: What are they really communicating?

Editor's note: This blog post is the first in a series of posts, originally published here by our partner News Literacy Project, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. Charts and graphs are useful tools for communicating complex information. They allow consumers to see — rather than read or calculate — differences

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So, What Is Computer Science?

  We're kicking off Computer Science Ed Week 2018, and we couldn't be more excited! It’s hard for us to believe, but people outside the field sometimes fail to share that excitement. Again and again we’re asked, "What is computer science?" So we’ve developed an answer that will help transform those puzzled shrugs into nods