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. 

Nancy Flournoy provided an update of  the various Ingram Olkin Forums that  are underway as well as a call for new  topics for futurue Forums.
Each year at JSM NISS Affiliates gather together for a luncheon.  Oftentimes there is a set of speakers that are asked to talk on a topic of current interest or concern and each year just getting a chance to get together to reconnect, converse, plan and get to know new people is always welcomed. ... more
GSN Exec Committee Members Manqi Cai, (Pitt) , Rebecca Kurtz-Garcia, (UC Riverside) and Hannah Waddel, (Emory) welcome attendees at the first GSN Meetup at JSM along with Faculty Steering Committee  Member Sumanta Basu (Cornell).
The NISS Graduate Student Network held its own reception at JSM this year and it is certain to become an annual event!   The overall goal of the NISS Graduate Student Network is to create connections among graduate students from different academic institutions within the NISS Affiliates Program.... more
Regina Nuzzo (Gallaudet University), engages with attendees about "How to Get Started and Avoid Writer’s Block."
NISS's Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers has been held in conjunction with JSM for nearly two decades and it continues to provide valuable insights, enriching mentoring experiences and networking opportunities with some of the most talented and experienced statisticians in the field. In 2020... more
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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to...
George Mason University, Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics within the Volgenau School of Engineering currently houses 20 full-time faculty. It offers a B.S. in...
Proctor & Gamble
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