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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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Three Professors Explain How Statistical Science is More Than Numbers

Terry Speed, professor of bioinformatics at U.C. Berkeley, makes a strong case along with two other professors about why students should learn statistics. Speed points out that statistical science is applied to just about every sector—from agriculture and healthcare to manufacturing and technology. “It seems evident that statistics pervades every field of human endeavor, either...

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