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. 

Jonathan Haughton (Suffolk University) reviews propensity scoring related to a matching technique.
Three distinguished statisticians /data scientists teamed up to provide three presentations related to topics that are of great interest these days in the business world: causality and causal inference, uplift modeling and directed acyclic graphs.  The presenters for NISS’s fourth Essential Data... more
Ben Risk (left) and Ark Fang (center) speak with students at a Graduate Student Network meetup.
November 19, 2020    by Glenn Johnson I had the pleasure of being invited to attend one of the first events of the NISS Affiliates Graduate Student Network.  It was great!  It featured two individuals who at recently graduated from Ph.D. programs and are now working in a professional world where... more
Kate Calder (UT Austin) provides a general review of the academic job market in statistics.
During the Fall and Spring of 2019 and 2020 NISS hosted 8 different career fairs, each gathering experienced senior statisticians and each featuring positions either in academia, industry or government.  We thought we might have tapped out on sharing understandings into the nuances of the job... more
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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to...