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[1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Statistical Practice Articles Open Issue | 1,210 views]

The August issue of The American Statistician opens with the Statistical Practice article, “Strategies for Pulling the Goalie in Hockey,” by David Beaudoin and Tim B. Swartz. The authors develop methodology to assess strategies for hockey teams to pull their goaltender. Does it pay to pull a goaltender when trailing in the game, and if so, when? Using data from the National Hockey League and Bayesian methods, the authors develop a simulator that allows them to compare strategies.

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[1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Two New Teaching Bits Featured in Latest Issue | 1,121 views]

The July issue of JSE includes 10 regular articles, two new Teaching Bits, and a rejoinder from Deb Rumsey to the letter from Michael Granaas in the March issue about whether to teach variance.

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[1 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 4,139 views]
World Statistics Day

In celebration of World Statistics Day, Amstat News asked staff from several federal statistical agencies to provide a list of their agency’s accomplishments, both recent and historical. Documented here is a rich history of providing statistical data that informs policymaking in the public and private sectors, resulting in economic development and smarter, more effective government. Also documented is a commitment to innovation and adaptation that has kept federal statistical products current and reliable.

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[1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Staff Spotlight | 756 views]

The October Amstat News staff spotlight is on Cherrika Gordon, the newest member of the ASA’s customer service department.

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[1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Changes on Track for November Issue | 741 views]

Starting with the November issue, the online version of Amstat News will offer more detailed announcements and articles, while the printed version will contain shorter articles to accommodate a smaller, but full-color, magazine.