PODS Reading List

Not your average course reading list! We know that without formal training, it can be quite daunting entering the world of data science and programming. Below are some resources that can help demystify concepts such as data, AI, and statistics. Some also touch on the consequences of untethered data science development. 

Book: Weapons of Math Destruction

by Cathy O'Neil

Book: The Plain Person's Guide to Plain Text Social Science by Kieran Healy

Online Courses: Khan Academy

Statistics & Correlation

Podcast Episode: The Crime Machine Parts I & II

by Reply All on Gimlet

Book: Naked Statistics

by Charles Wheelan

Twitter: The #RStats Community

If you're having trouble with your code, you might get some help with the #rstats hashtag

We'll be adding more resources over time!

Policy & Data Science Program 


McGill University 

Montreal, Quebec 


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