Every five years, the U.S. Census of Agriculture enumerates the characteristics of farms and farmers, and planning is underway for the 2017 census. To ensure it does not systematically miss women or new/beginning farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service called for an expert panel review and invited public comment. Read on to find out what they learned.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative formally opened for business October 8, 2014. Since then, more than 40 survey-based organizations have applied and been accepted for membership, and new members continue to be admitted almost weekly.
How can your negotiating skills help your statistical career? In this guest blog post, biostatistician Leila Zelnick summarizes nine hypothetical scenarios from a 2014 JSM panel discussion and explains how panel experts recommended navigating them.
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