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[1 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on To Get a PhD or Not to Get a PhD? Part 4 | 866 views]

The ASA Committee on Applied Statisticians gives you the experiences of four statisticians who took different paths after their master’s degrees. This month, Erin Twomey-Wilson explains why she found a master’s degree to be the best fit for her.

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[1 Dec 2020 | Comments Off on To Get a PhD or Not to Get a PhD? Part 3 | 1,109 views]

The ASA Committee on Applied Statisticians is giving you the experiences of four statisticians who took different paths after their master’s degrees. This month, Allison Florance explains why she found a master’s degree to be right for her.

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[1 Nov 2020 | One Comment | 1,478 views]
To Get a PhD or Not to Get a PhD? Part 2

The ASA Committee on Applied Statisticians gives you the experiences of four statisticians who took different paths after their master’s degrees. This month, Mark Otto discusses the path he took after earning his master’s degree.

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[1 Oct 2020 | One Comment | 3,065 views]
To Get a PhD or Not to Get a PhD?

In graduate school or after, many of us become statistical Hamlets, asking, “to get a PhD or not to get a PhD?” Unable to pull off an acceptable crossover trial, the ASA Committee on Applied Statisticians gives you the experiences of four statisticians who took different paths after their master’s degrees.

Additional Features, Science Policy »

[1 Mar 2024 | No Comment | 652 views]

In keeping with our tradition of interviewing leaders from the federal government, we spoke with a West Point professor, Col. Nicholas Clark, who specializes in teaching statistics to military personnel.

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[1 Apr 2022 | Comments Off on My ASA Story: Claire Kelling, PhD Candidate | 789 views]
My ASA Story: Claire Kelling, PhD Candidate

Claire Kelling joined the ASA in graduate school and had an invaluable experience at the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference in 2017, which sparked her association engagement.

Cover Story, Data for Good »

[1 Sep 2020 | Comments Off on Getting Started in Data for Good | 2,887 views]
Getting Started in Data for Good

Pro bono—literally “for good”—service has become more common in statistics and data science in recent years. Often called “Data for Good,” this growing movement has been embraced by individuals, companies, and professional associations. A number of organizations have sprung up to design and manage statistical volunteering projects, recruiting volunteers and connecting them with projects and organizations that will benefit from analytic support.

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[1 Jul 2018 | One Comment | 2,024 views]

Seth T. Lirette, an assistant professor in the department of data science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, proposes it is time to loosen the reigns on the residential requirement for admission to PhD programs.

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[1 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on What Does Doug Splitstone Like to Do When He Is Not Being a Statistician? | 2,084 views]
What Does Doug Splitstone Like to Do When He Is Not Being a Statistician?

Doug Splitstone is a private pilot and a statistician.

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[1 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on What Do Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Ryan Jarrett Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians? | 2,683 views]
What Do Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Ryan Jarrett Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Ryan Jarrett are PhD students in the biostatistics department at Vanderbilt University. In their spare time, they are working on building a life-sized replica of Star Wars’ BB-8.