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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 1,047 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 | 82 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.

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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 19 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 | 359 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 | 217 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 | 194 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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[1 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 159 views]
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 | 297 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.

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[1 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 495 views]

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Jake Basson writes about his data-driven decision-making work at the National Institute for General Medical Sciences—and what he’s found is encouraging.

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[1 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 481 views]

With such a vast array of similar programs available, many students feel uneasy when thinking about which programs they would be asked to use in a professional setting.