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2011-08-03 00:00:30

The American Statistical Association has named the winners of its prestigious 2011 Founders Awards, given to ASA members who have rendered distinguished service to the association. The award winners will be honored today at the Presidential Awards Session at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings at the Miami Beach Convention Center here. Complete program information about JSM may be found at http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2011/. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 The American Statistical...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

The Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association (ASA) expressed concern about recent and ongoing personal attacks on research scientists and endorsed the statement of concern of the AAAS Board regarding attacks on climate scientists. The ASA, citing "the important role statisticians play in climate science research," also stated its belief that the concern extends to researchers in all scientific disciplines. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 The Board of Directors of the...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

The American Statistical Association (ASA) today announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards. The winners will be honored on Tuesday evening, August 2, at the President's Address session of the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Miami Beach, Florida. The list of awards and recipients follows. Complete program information about JSM may be found at http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2011/. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 The American Statistical Association (ASA), the...

2011-07-24 00:02:03

Statistics enhances our understanding of and plays a critical role in the decisions that impact our daily lives. Sessions at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will provide a look into the ways that statisticians contribute to a large variety of disciplines important to everyone, the American Statistical Association (ASA) said today. JSM, the world's largest annual gathering of statisticians, is expected to draw about 5,500 statistics experts from government, industry and academia to...

2011-07-22 00:01:02

Statisticians at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Miami Beach next week will be sharing research and information on topics including hurricanes and global warming, maintaining data privacy, and challenges for economic policy. JSM, the world's largest gathering of statisticians, will take place July 30 through August 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Some of the sessions are described below; additional sessions on these and all the topics at the 2011 JSM can be found in the online...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

Sir David Cox, a noted British statistician who was knighted in 1985 for his service to statistics, will give the keynote address at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) at the Miami Beach Convention Centre on Monday, August first. His talk, which is the annual President's Invited Address, is titled "Statistical Analysis: Current Position and Future Prospects." Complete information about JSM is available at http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2011/ Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Sir...

2011-07-14 00:00:30

In a letter to Appropriations Committee leadership, the American Statistical Association (ASA) has requested that the committee reverse cuts to the budgets for the U. S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In addition, the letter signed by ASA President-elect Robert N. Rodriguez, urges full funding of initiatives proposed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for FY12. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 In a letter to...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

The latest issue of Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research is a Festschrift celebration of the career and life of University of North Carolina (UNC) statistician Gary Grove Koch. The issue features articles written by colleagues and students; the special issue also will the subject of a session at the Joint Statistical Meetings July 30--August 4 in Miami Beach. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 The latest issue of Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research is a Festschrift celebration of...

2011-06-02 00:00:31

The American Statistical Association (ASA) today announced the appointment of new editors for two of its journals for the term from 2012-2014. Ron Christensen has been selected as editor of The American Statistician, and Jim Albert was named editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, today announced the appointment of new editors for two...

2011-05-21 00:01:25

The American Statistical Association and CHANCE magazine have debuted The Statistics Forum, a blog to provide everyone the opportunity to participate in discussions about probability and statistics and their role in important and interesting topics. The blog, which is located on the CHANCE web site at http://chance.amstat.org, is edited by Andrew Gelman. Everyone is invited to read and comment on the postings. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 The American Statistical Association and...


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Significance
2012-05-02 10:00:05

Significance is a magazine published bimonthly by both the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Established in 2004, this journal features articles on topics of statistical interest presented at a level suited to the general audience. It is not a research journal and articles are not peer-reviewed. As of May 2012, the current editor is Julian Champkin. This publication replaced the Royal Statistical Society’s Series D ‘The Statistician’ journal. As well...

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