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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...

"I was attracted to an organisation that cares about data and evidence": An interview with RSS Executive Director Hetan Shah feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Apr 28, 2015

Hetan Shah has held the position of Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society since October 2011. He is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the Society. With an...

Data Science for Dummies: An interview with author Lillian Pierson feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Apr 24, 2015

Last month, Wiley was proud to publish the latest in their popular ‘Dummies’ series – Data Science for Dummies written by one of our very own writers for Statistics Views. Lillian Pierson P.E, who...

It's a Batsman's World (Cup) feature

  • Authors: Patrick Rhodes
  • Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

The 2015 Cricket World Cup rewrote the record books in dramatic fashion. Amidst the usual insanity that surrounds this event, there were some amazingly good - and bad - performances. Batting-wise,...

Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis: An interview with Louis Anthony Cox, Jr. feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

We spoke to Louis Anthony Cox, Jr. about the ideas and inspiration behind his recently published book, Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis. Focusing on modern advances and innovations...

Current and future trends in assessing the benefits and risks of new drugs feature

  • Authors: Andy Grieve, as told to Joanna Carpenter
  • Published Date: Apr 07, 2015

In recent years there has been a feeling in scientific research in general – and in drug development in particular – that using only null hypothesis significance tests is not a good approach. For...

Fifty shades of statistics: Professor David Spiegelhalter on the statistics of our intimate lives feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Apr 02, 2015

Today sees the publication of Professor David Spiegelhalter's latest book, Sex by Numbers: What Statistics Can Tell Us About Sexual Behaviour. To coincide with this publication, you can now view the...

The statistics of wellbeing feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Mar 30, 2015

Ever since the time of Aristotle, people have known that societal progress depends on much more than increases in material income and wealth [1]. However, it seems that it is only relatively recently...

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