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[1 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,941 views]
ASA Statement on the Role  of Statistics in Data Science

The rise of data science, including Big Data and data analytics, has recently attracted enormous attention in the popular press for its spectacular contributions in a wide range of scholarly disciplines and commercial endeavors.

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[1 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 244 views]
Celebrate World Statistics Day

October 20 is the second World Statistics Day, the United Nation’s recognition and celebration of the importance of official statistics and those who collect and disseminate them around the world.

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[1 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 476 views]
Statistics Degrees Continue Strong Growth

The 2014 degree data released in late August by the National Center for Education Statistics reveal continued strong growth of undergraduate and graduate statistics and biostatistics degrees.

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[1 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 340 views]
The High Points of JSM

For those who were unable to attend or missed some of the activities, here are a few photos and highlights.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce: Sallie Keller

In the 10th installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2006 President Sallie Keller.

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[1 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 358 views]
Survey Research Scientists Tell Us What It Takes to Design a Survey

We wanted to know what it takes to develop and design a survey, so we interviewed Mario Callegaro and Gordon Willis, two research scientists. Both men will be featured speakers at the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing, which will take place in Miami, Florida, in November 2016.

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[1 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 349 views]
How Statistics Teaching Has Changed Over the Last 10 Years

Read about the trends that have affected statistics teaching over the past decade.

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[1 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 184 views]
Forensic Statistics

Forensic statistics is the application of statistics to forensics problems. Over the past 100 years, a number of distinct approaches have been developed for quantifying forensic evidence that favor statisticians with strong backgrounds in mathematical statistics and statistical pattern recognition.

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[1 Sep 2015 | 3 Comments | 695 views]
Women Working in Statistics What Has Changed Over the Last Decade?

Since 2005, there have been big changes for women in statistics. Here, Dalene Stangl highlights the progress and offers ideas for improving the pace.

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[1 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 957 views]
New Undergraduate Data Science Programs

The number of undergraduate statistics degrees has nearly doubled in the last four years—making it the fastest-growing STEM degree—and master’s degrees are also growing quickly. Last month in Amstat News, we profiled five new undergraduate data science programs. Here are a few more.