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.

NISS/Merck Meet-up Speakers
On April 1, 2019, 352 statisticians, epidemiologists and biostatisticians spent a long lunch hour together listening to speakers share examples and talk about their experiences with real-world data.  This was a follow-up to a first meet-up that was held back on October 4, 2018 on this same topic. ... more
Hormuzd Katki, (National Cancer Institute), provides an overview for the workshop
A little over 30 statisticians from government, industry, and academia attended the half-day NISS workshop, “Using Surveys to Improve the Representativeness of Nonprobability Samples in Epidemiologic Studies” at BLS’s Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center on March 11.   Four major speakers (... more
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SAS Institute Inc.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence...
Southern Methodist University, Department of Statistical Science
The SMU Department of Statistical Science was founded in 1961 by Paul Minton. The first Master’s degree was awarded in 1963 and...
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the survey and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS...