Intro to Statistics for Herbalists

Thursday, February 24, 6-8 pm

Online via Zoom

You may have heard the phrase, “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It’s no secret that data and statistics are used and presented in some creative ways in the marketing world, but what about in research? In this class, we’ll focus on some basic data literacy skills and apply them to herbalist relevant papers and journal articles. Specific topics include addressing common myths and mishaps that are stumbling blocks to utilizing data, law of large numbers, descriptive statistics, comparative statistics, and statistical significance vs. clinical relevance.

This class is designed to expand on and complement the foundational information presented in Scientific Literacy for Critical Thinkers. You can certainly take this class on its own, but if understanding scientific research feels like new-ish territory you might benefit from taking both classes.

Janelle Farkas┬áis a clinical herbalist and industrial engineer located in Lenni-Lenape territory (northeastern Pennsylvania). She studied with Ashley Litecky Elenbaas of Sky House Herb School + Apothecary and is currently taking classes at the Herbal Medics Academy. She’s achieved a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Working with data and the patterns they create, and teaching others to do the same, is her passion and the foundation of her work in all its forms. Find Janelle online at Wild Edge Wellness.

$50 general / $40 members / $25 BIPOC or low-income

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