March Randomness: A New Spring Contest of Probability & Risk

For spring 2021, This is Statistics is introducing a brand new contest: March Randomness and the Probability 16, with prediction challenges to test your probability intuition all through the month of March! Whether you play on...

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In 2021, ‘Statistician’ Continues to be a Best Job

From monitoring pandemic impacts, to election projections, to social justice causes, the biggest issues of these times all have one thing in common: Statisticians and data scientists play an important role. So, it’s no surprise...

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Looking Ahead to 2021: A Year of Opportunity for Statisticians

This year been unpredictable and unprecedented for everyone. With the dramatic shift in the U.S. workforce and economy due to COVID-19, you may be wondering,“Is a statistics still a good career option for me?” Although...

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Fall Data Challenge 2020: Congratulations to our Winners!

In this year’s Fall Data Challenge, Get Out the Vote, 56 teams of 66 high school and 61 undergraduate students submitted their recommendations on how to increase voter-turnout using voting behavior data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, provided by the IPUMS organization.  ...

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Video: How Statistics is Making an Impact in Mental Health

Statistics improves our lives—including our mental health! In our newest This is Statistics video, learn how data from research and trials can lead to insights that not only improve our understanding of mental health, but...

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