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[1 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 704 views]
Bachelor’s Degrees in Statistics Surge Another 20%

The recently released 2013 statistics and biostatistics degree data from the National Center for Education Statistics show continued robust growth for bachelor’s degrees.

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[1 May 2014 | One Comment | 298 views]
FY15 Budget Request Provides Mixed News for NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies

Delayed a month because of the broader budget negotiations, the Obama Administration’s FY15 budget request was released in March. The ASA’s director of science policy explains how it will affect the statistical agencies.

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[1 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 336 views]
NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies Receive Final FY14 Budgets

Just over three months into the current fiscal year, Congress and the president finalized the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budgets, a move facilitated by the December budget deal easing sequestration for both FY14 and FY15.

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[1 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 730 views]
Open Data: More Questions Than Answers

Jonathan Auerbach discusses the challenges related to the open data movement.

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[1 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 312 views]

ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson discusses three compelling reasons to one day have a statistical scientist heading the NSF, reasons that can be easily generalized to other agencies/bodies.

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[1 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,182 views]

Just as statistical scientists bring invaluable skills to Big Data from the perspective of data quality and analysis, they are essential from the privacy perspective, as well. In this guest column, Julia Lane and Victoria Stodden—chair and member of the ASA Privacy and Confidentiality Committee, respectively—discuss the complex privacy issues inherent in Big Data and outline the challenges to statistical scientists for addressing these issues.

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[1 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 275 views]

Few high-profile science-related initiatives focus on statistical science. ASA Science Policy Director, Steve Pierson asks: What does the statistical science community need to do to see statistic science initiatives in the future?

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[1 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 1,168 views]
Undergrad Statistics Degrees Continue Large Increases in 2012

Steve Pierson, ASA director of science policy, discusses how the 2012 statistics degree data recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics show interest in undergraduate statistics degrees continues to grow rapidly.

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[1 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,824 views]
Growing Numbers of Stats Degrees

Steve Pierson, ASA director of science policy, discusses the growing numbers of statistics degrees.

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[1 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 3,132 views]
Big Data: A Perspective from the BLS

Michael W. Horrigan discusses Big Data from his perspective at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.