data mishaps

When variables are, indeed, variable

This blog post is a long-form version of the talk I gave as part of the Data Mishaps virtual event on 2021-02-05. Thanks to the event organizers Caitlin Hudon and Laura Ellis for bringing together a variety of people to share their stories. A bit of context I have spent the largest proportion of my career as a public servant at BC Stats, the provincial statistics agency in British Columbia, Canada.