Significance is a bimonthly magazine for anyone interested in statistics and the analysis and interpretation of data. Its aim is to communicate and demonstrate in an entertaining, thought-provoking and non-technical way the practical use of statistics in all walks of life and to show informatively and authoritatively how statistics benefit society.
Published on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, Significance was launched in 2004 as a quarterly magazine for anyone interested in statistics and the analysis and interpretation of data. It communicates and demonstrates, in an entertaining and thought-provoking way, the practical use of statistics in all walks of life and shows how statistics benefit society.
Articles are largely non-technical and hence accessible and appealing, not only to members of the profession, but also to all users of statistics. Students and teachers of statistics find articles of interest in Significance, as do people working in central and local government, medicine and healthcare, administration, economics, business and commerce, industry, social studies, survey research, science and the environment. As well as promoting the discipline and covering topics of professional relevance, Significance contains a mixture of statistics in the news, case-studies, reviews of existing and newly developing areas of statistics, the application of techniques in practice and problem solving, all with an international flavour.