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The Changing Profile of Statistics

Since the dawn of the Internet, the job of a statistician has expanded. One of the newest fields created for statisticians in the past 10 years is forensics.

As well, statistics has broadened for educators and women. Students are learning more statistics before they head to college, and the demand for data analysis also has grown.

In this career issue, we look at what is new in statistics and how the discipline has changed.

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A Statistician's Life »

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In 2014, Susan A. Murphy could give students at least 1.75 billion reasons to go into statistics. This year, she has even more…

Additional Features »

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Why did you become a statistician? What skills do you need to succeed? We asked some of our members those questions and here is how they responded.

A Statistician's Life »

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Stu Hunter, who has influenced many statisticians, was also 1992 president of the ASA, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Princeton University professor for nearly a half century.

A Statistician's Life »

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Gong Tang, and Michael R. Elliott interview Rod Little about his life and career.

Just for Fun »

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The signature 90s hit (“Smells Like Teen Spirit”) of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nirvana (from the city of last month’s JSM) inspired UT-El Paso’s Lawrence Lesser to playfully depict some impressions of our subject.

Member News, President's Corner »

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David Morganstein offers a story and two real case studies that represent the value of asking this seemingly basic question, “How do you know?”

STATtr@k »

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Carl Letamendi says he has one foot in data science and one in statistics, but belongs to neither. In this month’s column, Letamendi shares where he thinks we stand in the ‘data science tug-of-war’ between computer science and statistical science.

Award Deadlines and Information »

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The Lester R. Curtin Award and the Lingzi Lu Award will provide travel support for students to attend the Conference on Statistical Practice in 2016.

Additional Features »

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The number of undergraduate statistics degrees has nearly doubled in the last four years—making it the fastest growing STEM degree—and master’s degrees are also growing quickly. This month, we look at new undergraduate data science programs.

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Survey Research Scientists Tell Us What It Takes to Design a Survey

We wanted to know what it takes to develop and design a survey, so we interviewed Mario Callegaro and Gordon Willis, two research scientists. Both men will be featured speakers at the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing, which will take place in Miami, Florida, in November 2016.

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The Changing Profile of Statistics

Since the dawn of the Internet, the job of a statistician has expanded. One of the newest fields created for statisticians in the past 10 years is forensics.

As well, statistics has broadened for educators and women. Students are learning more statistics before they head to college, and the demand for data analysis also has grown.

In this career issue, we look at what is new in statistics and how the discipline has changed.