Heavy use of statistical jargon can be a deterrent to the application of statistical inference or appropriate use of results. As statisticians, the make-up of our clientele ranges from students to collaborators in research to media personalities and lay people trying to make sense of the results we produce. How can we ensure our results move beyond high-impact, peer-reviewed journals to active use in industry and everyday life?
Every year, the ASA joins sections, chapters, and several prominent institutions to recognize outstanding statisticians or budding statisticians in graduate programs. While the ASA awards nomination deadlines are listed here, check the sections and chapters areas on the ASA web site for additional deadlines. Members are encouraged to nominate their peers for any award. For more information about awards sponsored or cosponsored by the ASA, click here.
In January, ASA President Sally Morton shared information about three initiatives undertaken this year to address issues raised in the ASA Strategic Plan and promised to provide updates to members over the course of the year. Here, Nat Schenker and Maura Stokes describe the third initiative.
Tracking down data on the statistics (including biostatistics) discipline, Keith Crank noticed some of these data come from the ASA’s surveys, some from joint surveys with the American Mathematical Society, and some from government agencies.
Amstat News is the monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, bringing you news and notices of the ASA, its chapters, its sections, and its members. Other departments in the magazine include announcements and news of upcoming meetings, continuing education courses, and statistics awards.
“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. ”