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

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.

Michael Robbins, Statistician and Researcher at Rand Corporation and former NISS PostDoc Fellow from 2009 to 2011, was recently the recipient of a major NSF grant entitled “BIGDATA: IA: A Multi-phase Survey Strategy for Generalizing Inferences from Big Data”. This project will develop new... more
Candyce Hughes has significant experience in project management, operations and organizational planning. Prior to joining NISS, Candyce served for four years as the Director of Administration at Sirona Strategies and prior to that she was the Director of Management Operations at St. Elizabeth’s... more
It seems that virtual meetings are here to stay!  They certainly are convenient, both in terms of travel and expense.  While one drawback might be having to put up with the occaisional technical glitch or audio levels that just won’t seem to cooperate, the upside is that we automatically get... more
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor...
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, School of Statistics
The School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota has established and maintained an international reputation for excellence...
Merck has a long history of discovering and developing medicines and vaccines that help to improve or save lives. They pursue new...