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It took until the end of the webinar.  But someone finally asked the question that was probably on the minds of every one of the 250+ attendees at this meetup (and perhaps on the minds of countless more around the world!) “When are we going to have a safe and effective vaccine?” Yes,... more
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The questions remain the same for the Ingram Olkin Forum on Unplanned Disruptions of Clinical Trials.  What are the implications of unplanned disruptions of clinical trials?  What strategies can be put into place to ensure the integrity of statistics using data that have already or... more
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September 1, 2020 What are the implications of unplanned disruptions of clinical trials?   What strategies can be put into place to ensure the integrity of statistics using data that have already or will not be collected?  Are there changes to methods or plans that researchers can put... more
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For all of us the COVID global pandemic has thrown a wrench into our daily lives.  For many of you this disruption impacted your teaching, a vitally important segment to the well-being of institutions of higher learning.  As teachers it might have seemed like you were catapulted into... more
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The Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research The NISS Board of Trustees established the Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research in 2000 to honor Sacks’ service as the founding director of NISS. The annual prize of $1,000, typically presented at the NISS JSM Reception,... more
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As schools in the United States are using more and more digital technology for teaching assessment a new window is opening into students’ actual processes of arriving at responses to each item.  The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) charged NISS with convening two panels to... more
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Friday, August 7th was the first of what has become an annual event at JSM, NISS Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers (at JSM).  As you know, JSM went virtual this year and so did the writing workshop.  And, because of the virtual access participants that might not have been able to... more
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Zach Terner is a new NISS Research Associate.  Zach just started work with the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) at the USDA where his initial challenge at NASS is to help identify and correct errors in responses to agricultural surveys that NASS conducts. The challenge is being... more
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What do you think are the top ten, key and practical data analytics methods in that are in use in the business world today? On Wednesday, July 29th Victor Lo (Fidelity Investments) provided a comprehensive overview of those topics that he feels are proving to be these essential... more
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Nancy Flournoy, Chair of the NISS Ingram Olkin Forum Committee, founding member of NISS and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri, opened the second forum session by sharing additional insights about the late Ingram Olkin, whose career and life’s work is being honored... more

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