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This month’s guest science policy columnist is Arthur Kennickell. He makes suggestions for SOI to continue its success over the next century as it faces new challenges, demands, and opportunities. Kennickell’s suggestions also may help other federal statistical agencies.

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[1 Nov 2016 | No Comment | 250 views]

The pharmaceutical industry is as complicated as it is interesting, and it’s plenty interesting. Jonathan L. Moscovici shares a few of of his experiences as a biopharmaceutical statistician that he didn’t really know (but wishes he did) as a grad student.

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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 1,224 views]
Statistics, Biostatistics Degree Growth Sustained Through 2015

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned in statistics and biostatistics continued their strong growth, while doctoral degrees were flat from 2014 to 2015.

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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 135 views]

Statistician Marie Oldfield says she was always bad at math. But then she asked herself, “Why take an easy degree when I can challenge myself?” Here she writes about working to help others who want to go into math and statistics overcome the obstacles they might find in their way.

President's Corner, President's Invited Column »

[1 Oct 2016 | 3 Comments | 329 views]

In this month’s President’s Invited Column, the Statistics Careers for AP Statistics & Other K-12 Classrooms working group shares information about ASA President Jessica Utts’ presidential initiative to provide statistics career information to Advanced Placement Statistics students and other high-school students, teachers, counselors, and parents.

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[1 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 586 views]

This month’s President’s Invited Column provides an update on the two media initiatives, the Statistical Media Ambassadors program and the Media Training Workshop.

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[1 Aug 2016 | One Comment | 229 views]

Nestor Rohowsky reflects on the lessons of his 34 years in statistics and the key decisions that shaped his career.

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[1 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 201 views]

Amit Bhattacharyya, an appointed member of the Committee on Applied Statisticians (CAS), shares recommendations for how applied statisticians can best engage in thoughtful discussions about various uses of statistical principles and applications at JSM 2016 in Chicago.

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DHHS Administration for Children and Families Uses Rigorous Evaluation

Naomi Goldstein—deputy assistant secretary for planning, research, and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families—writes about her agency’s evaluation policy.

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[2 May 2016 | No Comment | 309 views]
Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor

Demetra Nightingale, chief evaluation officer for the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), describes her office’s evidence-based approach for improving the effectiveness of DoL’s many programs.