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[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on NSF, Census Bureau Announce Research Network | 3,682 views]
NSF, Census Bureau Announce Research Network

The National Science Foundation and U.S. Census Bureau have awarded interdisciplinary research grants aimed at finding new ways to interpret social, behavioral, and economic data and new ways to use and disseminate the resulting statistics.

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[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Preliminary Microdata File Available for Analysis | 701 views]

A preliminary microdata file of January–September data from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey is available through the National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center.

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[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Trip to Sri Lanka Warm, People Welcoming | 921 views]

As 2011 ASA president, Nancy Geller was invited to be a plenary speaker at the International Statistics Conference last December in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Here, she tells us about her experience.

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[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on March JASA Features Novel Methods for Handling Censored Data | 2,028 views]

The March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Statistical Association is the first for new Theory and Methods section editors Xuming He of the University of Michigan and Jun Liu of Harvard University. Their first issue contains the usual broad assortment of theory and methods contributions, affecting both study design and data analysis. The Applications and Case Studies section includes applications in education, environmental science, medicine, and public health.

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[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Statisticians Participate in 2nd Annual Climate Science Day | 1,046 views]

Five ASA members participated in the second annual Climate Science Day (CSD) on Capitol Hill February 1. Co-organized by the ASA and jointly sponsored by the ASA and other professional societies, the event’s primary purpose is for scientists to develop relationships with congressional staff so they will consult the scientists on climate-related questions.