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. 

Jim Yong Kim (Former President of the World Bank) shares many stories about fighting against infectious disease around the world.
Unlike a keynote address in a large hall, and because of Jim Yong Kim’s (Former President of the World Bank) direct involvement in events combatting infectious disease, and his personable, storytelling approach, Zoom framed Dr. Kim as though we were all sitting in his living room and he was talking... more
Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, (University of Edinburgh, Duke University, RStudio) highlights a number of packages associated with tidy R packages.
The session was organized and hosted by both the Academic Affiliates Committee and NISS Graduate Student Network.  Several earlier webinars focused on how to get a job in academia, industry or government but this one took a different angle.  If someone is preparing for a position in any of these... more
Marc Vandemeulebroecke, (Novartis) portrays pooling approaches inspired by a real case study.
In some studies, disrupted by COVID-19, continued follow-up of existing patients and recruitment of new patients has not been possible, leading to smaller sample sizes and less complete information than had been planned. This session’s speakers explored methods and explained the approaches to... more
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Cornell University, Department of Statistics and Data Science
The Department of Statistics and Data Science’s academic and research programs take advantage of Cornell University's extensive...
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the survey and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS...