Category: News

Careers in Statistics: Survey Research Methods

If you’d like to be in-the-know about social trends, work on a team with diverse perspectives and tackle exciting challenges that impact people’s lives, a career in survey research might be for you! From the U.S. Census to advertising to housing discrimination and much more, survey research improve people’s lives in countless ways. Survey research...

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Summer Reading List

Now that it is officially summer break, This is Statistics is here to make sure you don’t fall victim to summer learning loss with these statistics reads. Here’s our round-up of books to take poolside:   Dear Data  By: Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec Follow the lives of Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, two information designers who highlight their daily...

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Congrats to Our 2018 #StatsGrad Winner

The This is Statistics team has enjoyed looking through all the photos submitted in the 2018 #StatsGrad contest. While we’re proud of each and every graduate, Jemar Bather is our winner! Jemar received his master’s degree in applied statistics from New York University. He paired his 2018 graduation photo with a quote that speaks to...

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A Passion for Statistics: An Interview with Madhumita Roy

Madhumita found her passion for statistics, the science of learning from data, as an undergraduate economics student in India. She learned that among her other courses, statistics was the most useful and relevant subject that can be applied to any field of study. She then received her master’s in statistics from the Institute of Science...

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Preparing for Your First Statistics Job Interview? We’re Here to Help.

You spent long, sleepless nights studying for exams, reading textbooks cover to cover and finally earning your statistics degree – congratulations, you graduated! Now, it’s time to start the job hunt and nail your interviews. Wherever your search starts, This is Statistics is here to help. While it’s impossible to know exactly what will transpire during your interviews with prospective employers,...

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Statistics: The Career of the Future

Statistician is listed among the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest growing careers in 2018 and it’s predicted to grow 33 percent by 2026. During that same period, jobs are only expected to grow by 7.4 percent. In 2016, the median statistician made over $80,000, much higher than average $50,620. It’s a great time to be...

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What’s Going on in This Graph?

It’s heating up outside and so is this visualization! Can you decipher what is going on in this month’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?”   Check out these graphs and let us know what you think.   On Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, an ASA moderator will be in the comments section of the article to facilitate the...

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Congratulations, #StatsGrad! Celebrate with Us & Enter to Win

Are you completing a degree in statistics this graduation season? Congratulations! Your statistics degree is something to celebrate! Post a picture of your 2018 statistics graduation on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #StatsGrad. #StatsGrad submissions will be shared on the This is Statistics blog, and one lucky winner will win a $50 Amex...

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Effecting Change with Statistics and Data: An Interview with Statistician Talithia Williams

Dr. Talithia Williams knows what it takes to effect change through statistics. An associate dean for research and experiential learning and an associate professor at Harvey Mudd College, Talithia’s work doesn’t stop at engaging students with statistics. She is the co-host of the new PBS series NOVA Wonders, where researchers tackle questions about life and the cosmos...

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What’s Going On In This Graph?

This month’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” features some of your favorite artists – Billboard’s top 100 that is. Take a look at these graphs and see if you can decipher what is going on. On Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, an ASA moderator will be in the comments section of...

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