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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 258 views]
Statisticians in Sierra Leone

Dana Haberling and Jodi Vanden Eng both spent some time working as statisticians in Sierra Leone. Here, they share their experiences.

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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 205 views]
Technological Advance and Economic Growth: Stagnation or Revival?

In March 2011, Gordon Reikard published a widely read Amstat News piece, “Stimulating Economic Growth Through Technological Advance,” exploring the connection between investment in technology and economic growth. Revisiting the topic four and half years later, Reikard discusses the prospects for economic growth through the end of the decade.

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[1 Oct 2015 | One Comment | 795 views]
Statistics Degrees Continue Strong Growth

The 2014 degree data released in late August by the National Center for Education Statistics reveal continued strong growth of undergraduate and graduate statistics and biostatistics degrees.

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[1 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | 213 views]

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.

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[1 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 301 views]
Management Tips from Reyna—My Cleaning Lady

Statistician Mark Otto learns a tip or two about organization and management from his cleaning lady, Renya.

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[1 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 262 views]
Applied JSM

There are many applied sessions taking place at this year’s JSM in Seattle. Here, Chuck Kincaid sorts through some of the best opportunities and lists them for you.

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[1 May 2015 | 5 Comments | 199 views]
Cultural Values, Statistical Displays

Ian Crandell, from Virginia Tech, visited Nigeria this past January and shares what he learned about cross-cultural statistical collaboration.

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[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 936 views]
FY16 Budget Request Position NIH, NSF, and Federal Statistical Agencies Well for Congressional Deliberations

President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 (FY16) contains healthy increases for the NIH, NSF, and many federal statistical agencies, but realizing proposed increases will be a challenge with sequestration levels back in place.

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[1 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 550 views]
FY15 Budgets for NIH, NSF, Federal Statistical Agencies Finalized

Here is the breakdown of the final FY15 budgets for NIH, NSF, and other primary statistical agencies.

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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on 175 | Celebrating the Impact of Our Profession | 60 views]

Fred Hulting reviews the aim of StatImpact and how we’re raising the visibility of the power of statistics.