President's Corner »

[1 Apr 2016 | 2 Comments | 727 views]

For the past year, the ASA has had a committee working on elucidating principles that should accompany the use of p-values. I asked ASA executive director Ron Wasserstein to answer some questions about how this came about.

Additional Features, News and Announcements »

[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Recognizing the ASA’s Longtime Members | 223 views]

The ASA thanks its longtime members by continuing its tradition of honoring those who joined the association 35 or more years ago.

Additional Features, Featured »

[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on FY17 Requests for NIH, NSF, Federal Statistical Agencies Largely Positive | 161 views]
FY17 Requests for NIH, NSF, Federal Statistical Agencies Largely Positive

President Barack Obama’s requested budget for Fiscal Year 2017 maintains his record of proposing generally healthy increases for the NIH, NSF, and many federal statistical agencies, but realizing increases of any amount will be challenging.

Additional Features, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on JQAS Highlights: Fantasy Football, Basketball, Tennis, Designing Tournaments Featured in March Issue | 86 views]

The March 2016 issue (volume 12, issue 1) of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports consists of four articles with applications to fantasy football, basketball, tennis, and the optimal design of tournaments.

Statisticians in History »

[31 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on W. Edwards Deming (1900—1993) | 132 views]

Nancy R. Mann
 
William Edwards Deming was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on the 14th of October, 1900. Although he has been honored throughout the world as a “quality-management guru,” he insisted upon being known as a “Consultant in Statistical Studies.” His path to the eminence that he attained as a statistician was circuitous and full of serendipity.
After Ed Deming’s graduation from the University of Wyoming in 1921 as an engineer, he remained there another year to study mathematics. It was during that time that, as he once told me, he …