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Robustness in statistical modelling feature

  • Authors: Dr Matthew Schofield
  • Published Date: Nov 28, 2017

Every statistical model has underlying assumptions. Statistical methodology is developed and understood by treating the model as true. The problem is that no model is ever correct. The assumptions...

Weighting: The statistical element essential in polling feature

  • Authors: Carlos Grajales
  • Published Date: Nov 22, 2017

A year ago this month, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America. As a statistician, I am currently reviewing five poll results which date from September 2016; all...

"I am interested in promoting diversity in the Statistics, Data Science and R communities": An interview with Isabella Gollini feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 14, 2017

Isabella Gollini is Assistant Professor of Statistics at University College Dublin where she joined in September of this year, having studied for her PhD there. Prior to her appointment at Dublin, she...

The interesting thing about interest rates feature

  • Authors: Grant Murgatroyd
  • Published Date: Nov 07, 2017

We try to protect our economic well being with monetary policy. The tools make perfect theoretical sense, but do they actually make a difference in practice? Grant Murgatroyd looks at some statistical...

I Participate, We Decide: Decision Analysis enters Italian high school and students win feature

  • Authors: Anna Ippolito and Fabrizio Ruggeri, Liceo Giulio Casiraghi, Cinisello Balsamo, and IMATI CNR, Milano, Italy
  • Published Date: Oct 24, 2017

Since 2015 high school students in Italy have to take part in activities known under the name of Alternanza Scuola/Lavoro (School/Work Alternation) so that they will spend 200 hours, over their final...

Text Mining in Practice with R: An interview with author Ted Kwartler feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Oct 13, 2017

This summer, Wiley was proud to publish Text Mining in Practice with R, a  reliable, cost-effective approach to extracting priceless business information from all sources of text. Excavating...

IntegratedJM - an R package to Jointly Model Gene-Expression and Bioassay Data, Taking Care of the Fingerprint Feature Effect feature

  • Authors: Rudradev Sengupta
  • Published Date: Oct 03, 2017

Modern drug discovery processes involve multiple sources of high-dimensional data. This imposes the challenge of data integration. For example, in order to check for safety issues prior to advance and...

A home in the stars: the enduring search for exoplanets feature

  • Authors: Dr Leila Battison
  • Published Date: Sep 26, 2017

Since the earliest humans walked the Earth, we’ve turned our eyes skyward. The night’s sky has held mystery and wonder in equal measure for millennia and it’s our sheer curiosity as human beings that...

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