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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 303 views]
What Does Susan Hilsenbeck Do When She Is Not Being a Statistician?

Susan Hilsenbeck is a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In her spare time, she likes to quilt and scuba dive.

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[1 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments | 326 views]

We invited Hubert Hamer—administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service—to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.

Columns, Consultant’s Corner »

[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 273 views]

Stephen Simon shares the pros and cons of being a statistical consultant, along with tips for starting your own business.

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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 49 views]

To raise the profile of statisticians within the federal government, the ASA’s science policy department staff have been nominating members to various advisory committees and boards in different government agencies. The ASA’s science policy fellow, Amy Nussbaum, talks about some of those nominations here.

Columns, Consultant’s Corner »

[1 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 143 views]

Consulting Corner is a new column launching in April. It is written for anyone engaged in or interested in statistical consulting and includes articles ranging from what starting a consulting business would entail to what could be taught in a consulting course.

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[1 Mar 2017 | 4 Comments | 339 views]
What Do Statisticians Like to Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

Amy Nussbaum is the science policy fellow at the American Statistical Association. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being an amateur historian specializing in United States presidents.

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[1 Feb 2017 | One Comment | 653 views]
Pastimes of Statisticians: What Do Statisticians Like to Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

This new series will focus on what statisticians do outside of work. Susan Spruill shares her hobby: keeping bees.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 156 views]

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.

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Nov 2016 | No Comment | 395 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 | 1,535 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.