From politics to sports to class assignments, we come across statistics every day. Hosted by the CSSRP, join us to learn more about how statistics are collected and measured, and how we can make sense about what they mean. Using current, real world examples, grow your confidence when dealing with statistics from your favourite sports team, at the office, or in the classroom. The workshop is designed for both graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty members or anyone who wants a fun, hands-on introduction to statistics and how they are used both in research and in everyday life.
About the Instructor: Steven Nuss (he/him) has experience and leadership in academia, public policy advocacy and government relations, and strategic communications.
Steven currently has roles with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Janet Brown Opinion Research, and has been working with the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy since January 2022. Prior to joining the public service, Steven served as Policy Advisor at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, where he contributed to and led the development of the Chamber’s policy advocacy and its strategic communications and media relations, working directly with businesses, governments, and stakeholders to encourage policy adoption that strengthens the business community and the Calgary community as a whole. He also has experience in residential, auto, and catastrophe insurance claims with TD Insurance.
Steven’s research and teaching assistance focused broadly on Canadian institutions, political behaviour, and quantitative methodology. He has a particular interest and training in survey research and experimental design, and holds a Master of Arts from Simon Fraser University, and continues to be involved in research on these topics.