Case Study


With environmental statistics becoming more visible in the news, it has become more politicized, which makes it harder for the public to both understand and interpret all the different results that are being published. NISS provided a multi-disciplinary team that would act as a non-biased, third party analyzing the data to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its complex datasets and models.

Research Project

Now that most National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) assessments and surveys are conducted using electronic modes, electronic data capture means that in addition to basic background information and final responses, data includes documentation of the process of responding. These process data comprise a time-stamped, click-by-click record of each student’s progress through the assessment or survey. To date these detailed process data have not been made available; however NCES is now preparing to establish a mechanism for release of process data for research purposes. The first panel was charged with making recommendations about how to minimize disclosure risks from such a data release. The second panel was asked to consider what data would be most useful to researchers, and how it should be preprocessed to allow a broad range of users able to use the data efficiently. 

Lee Wilkinson(H20 and University of Chicago) reviews different approaches to summarizing data.
October 21, 2020 Lee Wilkinson (H2O, and University of Illinois at Chicago) led the second of ten tutorials scheduled as part of the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series - the Top 10 analytics key topics that are used in business today!  Students and faculty please note: these are... more
Debate Host: Dan Jeske (University of California, Riverside) Participants: Jim Berger (Duke University), Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech), David Trafimow (New Mexico State University).
The Statistics Debate event was held in a well-structured debate format. While the participants were given selected questions ahead of time so they had a chance to think about their responses, the group opted not to have a practice, so their reactions to each other were extemporaneous and... more
The 2020 NISS Virtual Writing Workshop for Early Researchers was featured in the October Issue of AMSTAT News.
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been hosting the Writing Workshop for Early Researchers since 2007. This year was no different, right? Well, ... yes, and no.   Yes - this workshop was the same valuable experience! Each year, in conjunction with JSM, NISS gathers a host of... more
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