Short for weblog, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a blog as a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and hyperlinks provided by the writer. Recently, there has been an outcropping of blogs about statistics, so Amstat News asked a few statistical bloggers how they got started in both statistics and blogging. Read their answers here.
Rensis Likert made a tremendous impact on the development of social statistics. Read about his famous “Likert scale,” which has been adopted throughout the world, his service to the ASA, and how he set up the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.
Ellen Gundlach of Purdue University was selected as the grand prize winner of the ASA Hands-On Statistics Activity Competition. Her project will be featured at the ASA booth in October’s USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The statistics profession has had a profound impact on such diverse areas as health care, the environment, conducting the census, and education. Perhaps less visible has been the significant effect statistics has had on business and industry—the private sector. Here, Roger Hoerl from GE illustrates how business and industry affords statistics students another viable career option.
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