The thirteenth episode of the „Efekt Sieci” podcast looks at graphs and data on the COVID-19 pandemic and the phenomenon of public interest in the data issue.
The expert in the interview with Dr. Justyna Pokojska is Jarek Kopeć. The conversation covered issues such as:
- ways of reading graphs effectively and at the same time avoiding becoming a victim of data manipulation,
- sources of reliable data on the coronavirus (as well as on other fractious issues),
- the reasons why modern societies so easily fetishise «hard data» and the issues that make numbers so tempting to us that we easily fall into the traps they set,
- John Snow and his impact on today’s science and charts the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.