Young Statisticians Section/Significance Writing Competition Winner Announced


  • Date: 18 July 2012

In December 2011, the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society set a competition open to all young statisticians. It was to write an article for Significance, explaining some aspect of statistics in terms that anyone, statistically knowledgeable or not, could understand and relate to.

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The judges described the standard as being extremely high. We are pleased to announce that the winner was Danielle Morris from Leicester University, whose piece entitled “What’s the point of a point estimate? Why statistics lectures confuse students” has just been published in the June 2012 issue of the magazine. The five runners-up were Ethan Brown, Kevin Wilson, Linda Wijlaars, Patrick Rhodes and Douglas VanDerwerken, and in the coming months Significance will be publishing their entries in either the magazine or on the Significance website.

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. It is published on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association.

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