Although accreditation has been positively received by many members who have long argued for such a program, there have not been as many applications for accreditation as expected based on earlier expressions of interest. To learn more about why accredited members applied and why some who initially expressed interest did not apply, the ASA Accreditation Committee conducted a survey of all accredited members and a sample of non-accredited members in 2012. Read on for the results.
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“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. ”