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[1 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 217 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 | 187 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 | 334 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.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 555 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.

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 557 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.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Final FY16 Spending Bill Provides Increases for NIH, Census, Statistical Agencies | 200 views]

Steve Pierson, ASA Director of Science Policy, breaks down the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus spending bill signed into law in December, which included needed increases for the National Institutes of Health and many federal statistical agencies.

Featured, Funding Opportunities »

[1 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on NSF Funding for Statisticians by Directorate | 443 views]
NSF Funding for Statisticians by Directorate

ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson examines the implications of NSF’s funding for statisticians and shares tips for applying for funding outside the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences.

Funding Opportunities »

[1 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Funding Opportunities: Better Statistical Participation is Needed Across Collaborative Science | 242 views]

The ASA’s Committee on Funded Research is working to foster greater awareness of the importance of statistics at several funding agencies and to help ensure agency leadership has access to statistical expertise when needed.

STATtr@k »

[1 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on 2016 Internship Opportunities | 175 views]

More than 30 companies are looking for interns for 2016. We have the complete list on STATtr@k.

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[1 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 413 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.