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Sirken Endows Fund to Recognize Survey Researchers

The Sirken Award was created to recognize a distinguished survey researcher. The honoree will give the first Sirken Lecture at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington, and receive a $5,000 honorarium.

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Using the Classroom to Bring Big Data to Statistical Agencies

Big Data has the potential to fundamentally change the way federal statistics are produced and disseminated. If statistical agencies are to retain their unique role as the trusted source of statistics, they must reconsider the way data are being generated and used. Fortunately, statisticians are responding to this call to action.

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Meet Joseph Reilly, Administrator of NASS

Joseph T. Reilly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service talks with Amstat News about his work with the NASS.

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2014 Causality in Statistics Education Prize Winners Announced

The ASA awarded the second Causality in Statistics Education Prize to Maya Petersen and Laura B. Balzer for developing the path-blazing course “Introduction to Causal Inference” at the University of California at Berkeley.

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You Are the Master of Your Master’s

Natalie Cheung Hall discusses the benefits of having a master’s degree.

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Time to Embrace a New Identity?

Thomas Speidel discusses the ever-changing statistics profession.

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The Crystal Ball Says …

With the big celebrations of the ASA’s 175th anniversary behind us, it’s only natural to ponder what the 25 years leading up to the association’s bicentennial will hold for statistical science. To get a glimpse of that future, we asked a group of ASA members and others in statistics to peer into their crystal balls and offer a projection.

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Workshops for Math, Science Teachers Held in Boston

The American Statistical Association sponsored a two-day Meeting Within a Meeting statistics workshop for middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers August 5–6 during the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Saying ‘Yes‘ to ASA Enhances Career

Several volunteer superstars of the ASA tell us how and why they got involved.

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Analytics Evolution

Analytics is the process of generating data-driven knowledge, insights, and improved decisions by the integrated application of technologies such as computers, operational research, and statistics.