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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has been hosting the Writing Workshop for Early Researchers since 2007. This year was no different, right? Well, ... yes, and no.   Yes - this workshop was the same valuable experience! Each year, in conjunction with JSM, NISS... more
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October 7, 2020 This was the first of ten tutorials in the NISS Essential Data Science for Business series - the Top 10 analytics approaches of the key topics that are used in business today!  Students and faculty please note: these are perhaps the top ten most important and practical... more
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September 25, 2020 Ingram Olkin advocated innovations in statistical methodology and data science that would promote new research and collaborations that would bring awareness to social issues and inform public policy.  This session fits firmly within this purpose! We all routinely... more
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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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