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[1 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,055 views]

Data science is the full-length mirror statisticians need to hold up in front of their discipline for a long time so they can examine how the field looks from multiple angles.

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[1 Nov 2015 | 10 Comments | 1,922 views]
The Identity of Statistics in Data Science

Within the statistics community, there is a debate about whether data science and statistics are distinct disciplines. This conversation about data science betrays an anxiety about our (statisticians’) identity.

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[1 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 67 views]

Jay Devore, professor emeritus of statistics at California Polytechnic State University, writes this month about the value of membership in the American Statistical Association.

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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 241 views]

Murray Aitkin responded to Mark van der Laan’s piece, “Statistics as a Science, Not an Art: The Way to Survive in Data Science.” He agrees with van der Laan’s first issue—the role of consulting statisticians—but cites a different view on the role of statistical theory in the kinds of analysis statisticians use.

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[1 May 2015 | 4 Comments | 748 views]
In Response to ‘Statistics as a Science, Not an Art: The Way to Survive in Data Science’ by Mark van der Laan

Michael Lavine and Christopher Tong offer their opinions about Mark van der Laan’s article, “Statistics as a Science, Not an Art: The Way to Survive in Data Science,” and van der Laan responds.

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[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 201 views]

Joseph E. Bauer, director of survey research and evaluation at the Statistics and Evaluation Center of the American Cancer Society, praises March’s “spot on” Statistician’s View column.

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[1 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 2,152 views]

Mark van der Laan looks at how statisticians can contribute to the world of Big Data and data science.

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[1 Nov 2014 | 7 Comments | 1,616 views]

Norman Matloff, professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, argues that the field of statistics is being eclipsed by other disciplines, notably computer science.

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[1 Oct 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,159 views]
Time to Embrace a New Identity?

Thomas Speidel discusses the ever-changing statistics profession.

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[1 May 2014 | Comments Off on The Assessment of Teachers: Notes from a Conference | 56 views]

Harvey Goldstein and Murray Aitkin respond to “The Assessment of Teachers: Notes from a Conference” from the January 2014 issue of Amstat News.