We, as citizens, need to understand how to benefit from our personal data. Statistics is well equipped to help us understand the impact of data on our lives and to prepare a future work force that can make meaningful discoveries from this data deluge.
While I'm in favor of any great idea that might improve the quality of a screenplay -- or movies as a whole -- I am conflicted about what this means for the future of Hollywood... and humankind.
I'm now a statistic. Added to being a Jewish American female from New York, I am now a cancer survivor. I've wanted to be many things. I never thought this would be one of them.
Statisticians and statistics are even more fundamental in this era of personalized medicine, as sponsors seek to target treatment to patients most likely to benefit and develop "adaptive" study designs to identify these patients sooner.
The statistics are in. 2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant.
The larger story, which can really only be told through numbers, is about how "China's urban population has increased from 180 million people in 1978 to 690 [million] now" and since rural birth rates consistently outpace urban ones, it is specifically a tale of rural to urban migration.
Our core team of mathematicians here at The Soup has developed an algorithm for the speech, which was written the moment nominations were announced, then rehearsed tirelessly to appear off-the-cuff.
While I very much enjoy blogging about China, I often feel that by addressing already popular stories, many of which I do not think were terribly subs...
Times have changed. From Google chief economist Hal Varian's well-circulated 2009 quote in The New York Times that "the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians" to the assertions of numerous blog posts and articles, statistics is "hot."
What then will conservatives say when a mass shooting happens and it is not done at the hands of someone afflicted with a mental illness?
Historically, the veteran population is more employed than civilians. Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, veterans' unemployment has been lower than the national average every year.
When you hear the pundits or politicians on TV talking about the only or the best way to reduce gun violence, ask yourself if you have heard the person talk about the different types of gun violence. Not all gun violence is the same.
There are enough real-life struggles of poverty, illness, abuse, so that we need each other in order to create supportive, nurturing communities, not invest in violence or commit ourselves to combative ways of relating.
Until the advocates on both sides of an issue start using 'what works' properly and not for political gain, we won't have good advocacy for public policy. We are likely to hear more junk science and bad research be positioned as fact.
Fueled by its many natural resources, Africa is growing fast, is finally beginning to reduce poverty and seems headed for success. Or so we think, for there are major problems with its data, problems that call for urgent, game-changing action.
There has been a lot of buzz about the changing American political landscape. There are several articles about Texas becoming a swing state. An analys...