Since 1990, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has conducted a quarterly Survey of Professional Forecasters. The American Statistical Association and the National Bureau of Economic Research conducted the survey from 1968-1989....Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) The Government of Puerto Rico (PR) is considering a bill that would eliminate the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS), a move that -- if approved -- would remove the many protections in place for the independent production of statistics in PR. Show More Summary
Kevin Lewis pointed me to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, using the email subject line, “Not statistically significant, but close.” The article in question, by Atheendar Venkataramani, Maheer Gandhavadi,...Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) The American Statistical Association (ASA) and Council of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) have issued a joint statement to inform discussions and planning around the drawing of voting districts as we approach the 2020 census. Show More Summary
The Motion Picture Association of America released economic figures today culled from an analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 report — only made available in late 2017 — which shows that the American film and TV industry accounted for supporting 2.1 million jobs and 400,000 local businesses across this country. Show More Summary
The United States healthcare system is on the verge of a serious physician deficiency. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a report in April, 2016, revealing some very real statistics. The AAMC report estimates that by the year […]
(American Statistical Association) Projecting the future of extreme weather events across the globe remains a complex task in climate research--and one in which statisticians are increasingly playing key roles. The December issue ofShow More Summary
(American Statistical Association) As state voter identification (ID) laws across the country are being contested amid questions about the integrity of the voting process, researchers have developed a new statistical method that not only matches multiple records with precision, but can also identify the scope of discrimination when applied to voter ID laws.
(American Statistical Association) Recognizing the growing demand for students and professionals with data science skills as part of the ongoing big data revolution, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the ASA a $50,000 grant to conduct a symposium that will foster the establishment and growth of data science programs at two-year colleges. Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) In an effort to expand opportunities for women who are under-represented in the technical fields of statistics, data science and -omics, the ASA's Women in Statistics and Data Science (WSDS) Conference...Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) Following the widespread impact of its historic statement on the overuse and misinterpretation of p-values, the American Statistical Association (ASA) is convening scientists spanning many disciplines...Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) With the demand for data, analytical tools, and a competitive edge on the rise in professional and collegiate sports, the 2017 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will feature fresh findings, applications, and insights into player performance and team success.
(American Statistical Association) As political rhetoric containing promises of education, social opportunities and other development for disadvantaged people continues to fill the airwaves, economics researchers have developed state-of-the-art...Show More Summary
Palo Alto, Sep 11 2017 — Heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death with 17.3 million deaths each year, according to “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.” That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030, the report found.
Bayer is partnering with American Heart Association to encourage wellness in rural communities. Statistics show 600,000 people die annually from heart disease, and about 20 percent of those people live in rural America. People in rural communities also have a 50 percent higher likelihood of having preventable heart disease. Show More Summary
I did a quick Q&A with This is Statistics recently. It’s an ongoing effort by the American Statistical Association to tell people what the field is about, which I’m all…
(American Statistical Association) While the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical method that more precisely calculates the rate of sea level rise, showing it's not only increasing, but accelerating.
(American Statistical Association) Recognizing that administrative health care databases can be a valuable, yet challenging, tool in the nation's ongoing pursuit of personalized medicine, statisticians Liangyuan Hu and Madhu Mazumdar...Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) Although most people don't broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Systems and Engineering Information Matthew Gerber has discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime. Show More Summary
(American Statistical Association) New statistical analysis examining changes in batter productivity as a result of the recently changed strike zone could raise concern for the Major League Baseball Players Union and individual baseball players. Show More Summary