Tag: Statisticians

Statistics in 2019: Our Top Highlights of the Year

It’s been another great year for statistics! Careers in statistics, the science of using data to make decisions, are still among the fastest-growing and top-paying jobs in the country. As data availability increases, there is a greater need for experts to interpret what it means—statisticians are in high demand in any sector, all over the...

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Congratulations, 2019 Graduates!

Congratulations to all the 2019 high school and college graduates this season! The career opportunities for statisticians are steadily growing, projected to increase 34 percent over the next seven years. Even better, the field is frequently recognized as one othe very best careers for opportunity, salary and overall satisfaction. In 2019, those nods have included...

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Good Luck, AP Statistics Students!

April showers bring May flowers—and if you are a high school student, Advanced Placement (AP) exams. This Week, AP Statistics students around the country will take their exam, setting them on a course for one of the fastest growing undergraduate degrees and in-demand skills for today’s job market. If you’re cramming right now, you’re in...

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Mike Baiocchi: Stats for Better World Health

For Mike Baiocchi, an assistant professor at Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University, statistics is an important part of improving health care. Mike studies causal inference and uses statistics to determine if certain humanitarian intervention efforts, like reducing rates of sexual abuse, are effective in communities. Much of his work is focused on improving the lives of...

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Statistician: A 2019 Top Job in America

Looking for a career path that has potential for growth, pays well, is low stress and offers a healthy work-life balance? Statistician is ranked the best business job, period, and the second best job in America by U.S. News & World Report. UPDATE, April 2019: USA TODAY named “statistician” as the #5 top job in America...

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Public Health Data Challenge: Meet the Judges

ASA’s Public Health Data Challenge asks students to use their analytical and data visualization skills to create ideas that could help take steps toward resolving or reducing the national opioid crisis. As we inch closer to the November 12 submission deadline, we’d like to introduce the contest judges. Using the criteria described here, these public health...

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Statistics Behind Fantasy Football: Prediction, Probability, and Pigskin

Since its inception in 1962, fantasy football has given both fans of America’s most popular sport, as well as statistics enthusiasts, the ability to manage a virtual NFL team while competing against friends, family or perfect strangers to see who will triumph.    At the start of the NFL season, fantasy football leagues host online drafts where participants select players to create...

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St. Patrick’s Day: The Statistics Legacy Behind Guinness

William Sealy Gosset worked at the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, in 1904 as an experimental brewer. His job was to experiment with the process to improve the taste while also increasing quantity and decreasing costs. In his creative problem-solving to address these challenges, Gosset is responsible for inspiring a ground-breaking method for determining likely error of an estimate,...

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Are You Ready for the Statsketball Tournament 2018?

The 2018 Statsketball tournament is right around the corner. Are you ready for the competition? Statsketball 2018 is a statistical prediction contest to determine the stakes of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament using statistics. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to predict the outcome of the basketball tournament using statistics rather...

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Statsketball Roundup: Statistics is Changing the Game

With NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament right around the corner, there’s no better way to prepare than to participate in our Statsketball challenge. Are you ready? In preparation of the competition, dive into these five articles showcasing how the field of statistics is shaping the way the sport is played: Data Analytics Have Made the NBA...

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