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Handbook of Decision Analysis: An interview with lead author Dr Gregory Parnell feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Aug 14, 2013

Earlier this year, Wiley was proud to publish the Handbook of Decision Analysis by authors Gregory S. Parnell, PhD, Terry Bresnick, MBA, Steven N. Tani, PhD, Eric R. Johnson, PhD. Decision...

The Norm Chronicles: Authors Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter on their collaboration and its critical reception so far feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Sep 18, 2013

The Norm Chronicles: Stories by numbers and danger is a collaboration by journalist and former producer of BBC Radio 4’s More or Less Michael Blastland and Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton...

Keeping it in the family: How children have followed their famous parents into statistics feature

  • Authors: Vern Farewell and Joel Greenhouse
  • Published Date: Sep 12, 2013

When we were approached to write a short commentary related to children following a parent into work in statistics, we had the following three immediate thoughts. While we have some personal...

Embrace Big Data or ignore at your peril feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 07, 2012

On the evening of Monday 5th November, the British Academy and Sage hosted a Big Data Debate to form part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Science. This debate formed a panel...

Does sample size matter? feature

  • Authors: Dr Olena Kaminska
  • Published Date: Apr 19, 2013

In the field of social statistics one gets used to working with social surveys of a sample size between 1,000 and 2,000 respondents. Regardless of the mode of data collection (telephone, face-to-face,...

"It is important to care for the details in statistics": Hans Rudolf Künsch looks back on his IMS Presidency feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 01, 2013

Hans Rudolf Künsch is Professor of Mathematics at ETH Zürich. He is the Past President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, having recently handed over the reigns to Professor Bin Yu. His...

“To some statisticians, a number is a number, but to me, a number is packed with history." An interview with Professor Terry Speed feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jun 21, 2013

Professor Terry Speed is a world-renowned statistician best known for his contributions to the applications of statistics to genetics and molecular biology, especially to the analysis of microarray...

DNA profile evidence: getting the statistics right is as important as getting the technology right feature

  • Authors: David Balding
  • Published Date: Nov 28, 2013

DNA profile evidence has revolutionised crime fighting and society. Its great effectiveness in identifying offenders has contributed to the decline of levels of crime in many countries, both by...

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