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?

This is the report of the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) convened by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to evaluate the quality and utility of the Teacher Compensation Survey (TCS). This report from this distinguished... more
NISS Panel Report Released: Integrity, Independence and Innovation
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) charged NISS with convening a panel of technical experts to review NCES progress and to consider the challenges and priorities for the future. This report from this distinguished panel is available here.    
Stephen Fienberg
Stephen E. Fienberg, 74, passed away on December 14, 2016. Steve was a remarkable statistician whose impact was extraordinary in the space where data, statistical theory, and social, scientific and policy problems touch.  He saw statistics as a tool to bring clarity to thinkers, researchers and... more
University of Georgia, Department of Statistics
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Merck Research Laboratories
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy...