Obituary: George Box (1919-2013) “We remember not only his brilliance, but also his wit, skits, and storytelling”
23rd April 2013
George Edward Pelham (G.E.P.) Box, “George”, or “Pel” (for those very close to him), passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at home at the age of 93. He was one of the greatest statistical...
“Environmetrics is still in the formation stage”: An interview with Walter W. Piegorsch and Abdel El-Shaarawi
28th March 2013
The Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics is now available online in a new edition with brand new content included. StatisticsViews.com talks to Walter W. Piegorsch and Abdel El-Shaarawi about the...
“Definitely not just statisticians should read this Journal” – An insight into Research Synthesis Methods with Dr Hannah Rothstein
21st March 2013
Dr Hannah Rothstein has been appointed as the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Synthesis Methods, taking over duties from Mark Lipsey this year. The Journal is the official Journal of...
Radio 4’s More or Less: Behind the scenes with presenter Tim Harford
7th March 2013
More or Less is a BBC Radio 4 programme which discusses statistical issues raised in the news, politics and everyday life, as well as what's fun about numbers. The programme was originally presented...
Leading biostatistician Marvin Zelen talks about his pioneering work in clinical trials and why he thinks current methods are wrong
20th February 2013
Professor Marvin Zelen, Lemuel Shattuck Research Professor of Statistical Sciences at Harvard University, is one of the world’s leading statisticians in biostatistics. He has worked on breakthrough...
Spatio-Temporal Statistics as its own discipline: Noel Cressie & Christopher Wikle on their award-winning collaboration
22nd January 2013
The main reference book for spatial statistics for nearly twenty years has been Noel Cressie’s Statistics for Spatial Data (Wiley, revised edition 1993) and Christopher Wikle has been referred...
‘The world is the statistician’s oyster’: Professor Valerie Isham looks back on her RSS Presidency
7th January 2013
31st December 2012 marked the last day of Professor Valerie Isham’s presidency of the Royal Statistical Society before the baton was handed over to Mr John Pullinger, with whom an interview will...
“Statistics is an evolving field, rather than a fixed toolbox”: An interview with Alan Agresti on the book he is proudest of as Wiley publishes its third edition
10th December 2012
Wiley is proud to announce this month’s release of the third edition of Categorical Data Analysis. The use of statistical methods for analysing categorical data has increased dramatically,...
Data visualization, social stats and how stats students love to party
23rd November 2012
Professor Danny Dorling is currently based at the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has recently written a book for Wiley, The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure,...
Can taking risks increase your chance of living? An interview with Professor David Spiegelhalter
2nd November 2012
Following on from the award-winning documentary ‘Joy of Stats’, on 18th October 2012, BBC Four broadcast a documentary called ‘Tails You Win: The Science of Chance’ presented by David...