Research Project

student reading online

The Internet is rapidly becoming the main way people read and process information. The Internet requires additional reading, comprehension skills, beyond those needed for printed text. One dilemma is how do students discern what information is correct and what is incorrect? NISS participated in a $2.8 million research project with the University of Connecticut, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Rhode Island funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the US Department of Education to study just this subject.

Case Study

networking graph

Social networks can be as simple as a friendship or as complex as a terrorist network.  Two competing classes of models have been applied to modeling change in across a wide range of social networks, from corporations to political blocs to religious groups.  Which approach is better?  Or can the two approaches be reconciled?

The two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course was introduced by NISS in September 2017. The course was delivered by data science expert E. James Harner, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. The... more
Joseph Rodhouse joined NISS in October 2017 as a Research Associate and is working on the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) project. The work involves investigating survey methodological phenomena, such as respondent burden and response likelihood to surveys. Declining response rates... more
Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Michael Robbins was always interested in quantitative research. He went to high school at JL Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and... more
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