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"Empirical Bayes has been the most riveting topic for me. It still seems like magic sometimes": An interview with Bradley Efron feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jun 01, 2015

Bradley Efron is Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics at Stanford University. He is best known for creating the bootstrap resampling...

Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems: Methodologies and Techniques: An interview with authors D. Bruneo and S. Distefano feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: May 29, 2015

Last month Wiley was proud to publish Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems: Methodologies and Techniques by Dario Bruneo and Salvatore Distefano. It is essential to have proper metrics and...

Are you sure that more money would make you happy? feature

  • Authors: Dr Carlos Cortinhas
  • Published Date: May 21, 2015

Conventional wisdom has always maintained that money can’t buy you happiness (1). But science, as it turns out, would seem to say otherwise. The data for happiness studies invariably come from large...

Extreme Weather Events: A Climate Change Perspective feature

  • Authors: Leila Battison
  • Published Date: May 18, 2015

Media outlets are widely reporting that 2014 was the hottest year on record in the US, and the state of California is currently suffering from one of the most severe droughts in history, having not...

Can statistics make you rich? feature

  • Authors: Carlos Alberto Gómez Grajales
  • Published Date: May 14, 2015

There has been a great effort to promote statistics as a profession, its scientific foundation and to improve the general knowledge of what statistics is and how it is used to improve our lives. I...

Beyond Basic Statistics: An interview with author Kristin H. Jarman on what every data analyst should know feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: May 11, 2015

This month, Wiley is proud to publish Beyond Basic Statistics: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Every Data Analyst Should Know which features basic statistical concepts as a tool for thinking critically,...

A Day in the Life of Explanatory Variables and Confounding Factors feature

  • Authors: Kirk Borne
  • Published Date: May 06, 2015

Would we trust an insurance provider who sets motorbike insurance rates based on the sales of sour cream [1]? Or would we schedule our space launches according to the number of doctoral degrees...

Sensitivity analyses: shedding unexpected light on results feature

  • Authors: Katie Saunders
  • Published Date: May 01, 2015

As an applied statistician, sensitivity analyses are among the less glamourous parts of my job. A researcher asks “could you just check that…” and umpteen figures and tables later we have the (usually...

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