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Being SMART about Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes

American Statistical Association | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science
American Statistical Association

By Susan Murphy and Inbal Nahum-Shani Dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) are of growing interest across the medical field as these regimes provide a wa...

WANTED: Neuro-quants

American Statistical Association | Posted 10.13.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

It is a wonderful time--in the midst of a data revolution--to be a biostatistician. Quantitative neuroscience provides the opportunity for statisticians to be at the forefront of the most exciting challenge in science today by providing the critical skills needed to address it properly.

Leave Election Integrity to Chance

American Statistical Association | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
American Statistical Association

Even if we count votes by hand, there will be mistakes. How can we have confidence in the results?

Government Surveys: How Statisticians Protect Your Identity

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

Statisticians take data very seriously. We are data-control fanatics. We make sure your personal identifiers are deleted and the other data remains just that: a bunch of codes and numbers that don't identify you or connect you to the information you've provided.

Scientists Beware: Shooting the Messenger

American Statistical Association | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

While every scientist faces the possibility of being the bearer of bad news, statisticians are especially vulnerable. At present, two countries -- Greece and Argentina -- are bringing charges against statisticians who are reporting truthful, yet unpleasant, data.

Exclusive Interview: An M.I.T. And A Yale Professors' Cure For The Electoral College

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I had the chance recently to interview two professors in the field of statistics (from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),...