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[1 May 2023 | One Comment | 1,604 views]

Janet L. Lauritsen says the US lacks sufficient data for many types of crime of great concern to society, and this is particularly the case for crimes falling under federal jurisdiction.

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[1 Apr 2023 | Comments Off on Like College Students, ChatGPT Finds Statistics Difficult | 2,042 views]

Norman Matloff, computer science professor at the University of California, Davis discusses whether ChatGPT is up to the task of doing statistics at the level demanded of students.

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[2 Jan 2023 | One Comment | 1,334 views]
A Statistician’s View: New Year Hopes for Andreas Georgiou as Court Decisions Loom

Interviewed recently for The Amherst Student, Georgiou said his legal troubles are “always a little bit tiring to the heart to think about.” But 2023 brings with it hope that justice, long denied, is still in reach.

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[1 Oct 2022 | One Comment | 2,423 views]

Is the field of statistics a branch of mathematics, science, or something else altogether?

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[1 Sep 2022 | 2 Comments | 1,402 views]

Chris Barker invites interested members to help develop a “data privacy toolbox” that statisticians and data scientists can use in their day-to-day work.

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[1 Jul 2022 | 2 Comments | 1,494 views]

Anil Arora says the data ecosystem has expanded enormously in recent years and the responsible use of new data sources is allowing statisticians to see sooner and act faster.

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[2 May 2022 | One Comment | 1,497 views]

Sam Behseta, Cherie Ichinose, and David Drew put forth the view that closing the gap in students’ appreciation of statistical thinking and decision-making under uncertainty can only be achieved if we train the next generation of academics with expertise in statistics education.

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[1 Feb 2022 | Comments Off on The Demand for Literacy Training on Quantitative Public Health Data | 1,400 views]

The global pandemic increased the public’s demand for information. Almost daily, media and policymakers present numbers on testing, deaths, hospitalization rates, and vaccine distribution. This information often includes data visualizations and tables viewers must interpret to better understand the pandemic’s scope and its impact on local communities and countries worldwide. As a result, there is a need for a new vocabulary around public health and data literacy.

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[1 Nov 2021 | Comments Off on Response to ‘Demystifying Apportionment Computations for the US House of Representatives’ | 873 views]

ASA Member Michael Fay responds to Tommy Wright’s July 2021 Amstat News article on apportionment computations for the US House of Representatives with an alternative perspective.

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[1 Jul 2021 | Comments Off on Remembering the Past as We Define the Future | 1,272 views]

Sastry Pantula suggests taking a moment to reflect on your challenges, resilience, network of friends, and support system during the past 15 months.