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.
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.
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.
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