The ASA Board of Directors recently released a statement recommending that routine risk-limiting audits be conducted and reported in all federal elections, as well as in statewide and other governmental election contests. The statement also urges election officials to seek statistical advice about how to efficiently attain the desired accuracy.
More than 2,400 high school juniors and seniors participated in Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge in March and spent up to 14 hours using their math know-how to evaluate the U.S. Census Bureau’s methods for undercount adjustment, the best method for apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.
The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and the ASA are offering a free writing workshop for junior researchers at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver. It is designed for researchers with a recent PhD (in the past three years) in either statistics or biostatistics, and they will receive top priority when registering.
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“We’re hoping the guidelines and resources will help members and departments craft new statistics programs or revise existing ones to enhance the training of the next generation of students to be able to use data to make decisions. ”