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. 

The COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series hosted another session on February 28, 2023 on Social Justice and Community Leadership!  Kristian Lum was our moderator for this session on Social Justice and community leadership in the field of statistics. Kristian is a member of the 2022 class of the... more
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NISS hosted an Industry Panel on Navigating Massive Layoffs, Hiring Freezes and Tech Industry Careers in 2023 on February 15, 2023. Receiving recent media attention, companies in big tech had a substantial decrease in their positions and have stopped hiring in the last few months. In contrast to... more
Ron Brookmeyer, (UCLA) responds to a question posed by moderator Natalie Dean (Emory).
The Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Emerging Leaders in Statistics and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) is hosting a new webinar series that will focus on leadership. The purpose of the webinar series is to promote leadership skills for members of... more
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