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What’s Going on In This Graph?

ASA and The New York Times Learning Network have released March’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” On Tuesday from 9 a.m. ­–2 p.m. ET, an ASA moderator will be in the comments section of...

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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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