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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 433 views]
JSM 2016 Invited Session Proposals Sought

The program committee is soliciting proposals for invited sessions for the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago.

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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 158 views]
ASA Experts Make Meaningful Contribution

Students at James Baldwin High School in New York City, considered whether the lottery hurts or harms communities. On the off chance he would respond, they emailed Ron Wasserstein, asking him to provide additional assistance and review their project.

A Statistician's Life, Featured »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 111 views]
ASA Leaders Reminisce:  William B. Smith

Past ASA Executive Director William B. (Bill) Smith discusses his career and his thoughts about the future of the ASA with James Cochran.

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[1 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 223 views]
Applied JSM

There are many applied sessions taking place at this year’s JSM in Seattle. Here, Chuck Kincaid sorts through some of the best opportunities and lists them for you.

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[1 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 319 views]
J. Stuart (Stu) Hunter

In the sixth installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2003 ASA President J. Stuart (Stu) Hunter.

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[1 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 557 views]
Meet William Sabol, Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Amstat News invited William Sabol, director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.

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[1 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 302 views]
Negotiating a Statistical Career Part 2: A JSM Panel Discussion

How can your negotiating skills help your statistical career? In this guest blog post, biostatistician Leila Zelnick summarizes nine hypothetical scenarios from a 2014 JSM panel discussion and explains how panel experts recommended navigating them.

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[1 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | 391 views]
2014 ESRA Winner Talks Statistics, Journalism, and <em>P</em>-Values

Science journalists and applied statisticians are kindred spirits. Both require some of the same skills. You need to be able to synthesize and analyze a large amount of information, and boil it down to its essence. You need to communicate complicated ideas in a way that’s easy for nonspecialists to understand. And you’re trained to have a healthy sense of skepticism.

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[1 May 2015 | 4 Comments | 623 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.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

[1 May 2015 | No Comment | 117 views]
Vincent P. Barabba

In this installment of the series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 1990 ASA President Vincent P. Barabba.