Police Data Challenge: Winner Recommendations

Police Data Challenge: Winner Recommendations

The Police Data Challenge contest brought talented high school and undergraduate students across the nation to show their passion for the good statistics can do. With the Police Foundation’s efforts to make the information available, the 70 teams used...

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Statsketball is Back: Bolster Your Brackets with the Power of Statistics

“I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head…but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the...

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Beyond Barometers: How Statistics Helps Predict the Weather

No need for fortune tellers to predict the weather, we’ve got the power of statistics. In fact, meteorologists rely on one thing statisticians know a lot about—applying rigorous scientific techniques to extract information and knowledge...

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The Role of Statistics in Human Rights Advocacy

The Role of Statistics in Human Rights Advocacy

This week, we celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Remembering his civil rights activism made us think about the many ways statistics contributes to modern human rights advocacy.   Statistician Megan Price is a great example of how powerful statistics can be...

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From Spreadsheets to Headlines: A Day in the Life of Data Journalist Ryan Struyk

From Spreadsheets to Headlines: A Day in the Life of Data Journalist Ryan Struyk

What is a data journalist? If you ask Ryan Struyk, data reporter and mobile producer at CNN Politics, it’s someone who can turn a data set into breaking news. Data reporters explain important issues, but...

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