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Social Media, Data and Democracy | Stats + Stories Episode 96
May 16 • 28 min
Dr. Steven Lloyd Wilson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and serves as the Project Manager of Computational…
Reducing Conflict | Stats + Stories Episode 95
May 9 • 7 min
Dr. Sara Cobb has a Ph.D. in Communication (UMASS Amherst) and is the Drucie French Cumbie Chair at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University, where she was, from 2001-2009, the dean/director. In her current role…
The Stats Behind Aging | Stats + Stories Episode 94
May 2 • 26 min
Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD is a statistician / gerontologist who currently chairs the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her statistical specialty areas of research are in latent variable and multivariate…
Reevaluating P Values | Stats + Stories Episode 93
Apr 25 • 26 min
We Apologize for Technical Difficulties Nicole Lazar is Professor of Statistics at the University of Georgia. After receiving her BA in Statistics and Psychology from Tel Aviv University, she served three years as Statistics Officer in the Israel Defense…
How Autocrats Use Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 92
Apr 18 • 25 min
Arturas Rozenas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. He was a National Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford. His research focuses on building theoretical models of authoritarian politics and testing them using…
Making Forensic Science Scientific | Stats + Stories Episode 91
Apr 11 • 25 min
Dr. Alicia Carriquiry is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University. She serves as Director and lead investigator for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence. The…
So What is RT Exactly? | Stats + Stories Episode 90
Apr 3 • 27 min
Megan Metzger is a Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research at the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) Program at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, she completed a PhD in Politics at NYU as a member of the Social Media and…
Understanding Conflict Resolution | Stats + Stories Episode 89
Mar 28 • 26 min
Dr. Sara Cobb has a Ph.D. in Communication (UMASS Amherst) and is the Drucie French Cumbie Chair at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University, where she was, from 2001-2009, the dean/director. In her current role…
How to Identify Russian Bots | Stats + Stories Episode 88
Mar 21 • 33 min
Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics, affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and affiliated Professor of Data Science at New York University. He is the Director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia, a co-Director of the…
Making Statistics Reporting Impactful and Interesting | Stats + Stories Episode 87
Mar 14 • 27 min
Liberty Vittert is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and on leave from her position at the University of Glasgow as the Mitchell Lecturer. She will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the…
The U.N. and Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 86
Mar 7 • 30 min
The U.N. and Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 86 by The Stats + Stories Team
Tracking Health Over Time | Stats + Stories Episode 85
Feb 28 • 27 min
Dr. Lloyd Edwards is Professor and Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Edwards has an extensive background in collaborating with researchers in a broad range of areas in biomedical research, including cardiovascular…
Multiple Systems Estimations Explained | Stats + Stories Episode 84
Feb 21 • 7 min
Megan Price is the executive director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), and designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. She…
Mapping Out Disease | Stats + Stories Episode 83
Feb 14 • 28 min
Lance A. Waller, Ph.D. is Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. He is a member of the National Academy of Science Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics…
How To Become a Data Scientist | Stats + Stories Episode 82
Feb 7 • 7 min
Julia Silge is a data scientist at Stack Overflow, with a PhD in astrophysics and an abiding love for Jane Austen. She is both an international speaker and a real-world practitioner focusing on data analysis and machine learning practice. She is the…
Getting Health and Science Reporting Right | Stats + Stories Episode 81
Jan 31 • 25 min
Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery and the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight. Her new podcast, Emerging Form launches in mid-February. Find her on Twitter…
The Best Way to Rank Everyone | Stats + Stories Episode 80
Jan 24 • 8 min
Mark Glickman, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, is Senior Lecturer on Statistics at Harvard University, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Center of Innovation. He is…
Analyzing Art Through Text Mining | Stats + Stories Episode 79
Jan 17 • 28 min
Julia Silge is a data scientist at Stack Overflow, with a PhD in astrophysics and an abiding love for Jane Austen. She is both an international speaker and a real-world practitioner focusing on data analysis and machine learning practice. She is the…
How to Teach an Intro to Stats Class | Stats + Short Stories Episode 78
Jan 10 • 8 min
Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism where he also serves as the Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Founded in 2012, the Brown Institute is a bi-coastal collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and the…
What’s Going on With This Graph? | Stats + Stories Episode 77
Jan 3 • 27 min
Sharon Hessney is a veteran K-12 math teacher and writer, moderator, and coordinator of What’s Going On With this Graph? WGOWTG is a free, weekly online feature, is a partnership of the New York Times Learning Network and the American Statistical…
The Statistics of the Year | Stats + Stories Episode 76
Dec 27, 2018 • 27 min
David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, and President of the Royal Statistical Society.
Why Should You Care if a Statistical Agency is Being Reorganized? | Stats + Stories Episode 75
Dec 20, 2018 • 29 min
Lisa LaVange and Ron Wasserstein appear in this episode. Lisa LaVange, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her role…
Using Data to Protect Human Rights | Stats + Stories Episode 74
Dec 13, 2018 • 27 min
Megan Price is the executive director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), and designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. She…
Better Bayes Winner Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 73
Dec 6, 2018 • 14 min
Stephen T. Ziliak is Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University and Conjoint Professor of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle-Australia. A major contributor to the American Statistical Association “Statement on Statistical Significance and…
Bootstrapping an International Prize | Stats and Stories Episode 72
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
Brad Efron is Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, and Professor of Biostatistics with the Department of Biomedical Data Science in the Stanford School of Medicine; he serves as Co-director…
Coal Mining and Fact Finding | Stats and Stories Episode 71
Nov 29, 2018 • 28 min
Jonny Jacobsen is a Paris based English journalist. Studying for an MA in Data Journalism. Still tracking French politics, culture, international affairs.
Understanding Data in the Digital Age | Stats and Stories Episode 70
Nov 15, 2018 • 37 min
Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism where he also serves as the Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Founded in 2012, the Brown Institute is a bi-coastal collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and the…
Voter Rolls and Big Data | Stats and Stories Episode 69
Nov 1, 2018 • 28 min
Matt Dempsey is the data editor at the Houston Chronicle. He worked on projects involving wildfires, state pensions, and the chemical industry. His passion for public records frequently leads to disclosure of data from all levels of government. His series…
The Fab Formula | Stats and Stories Episode 68
Oct 18, 2018 • 31 min
Mark Glickman, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, is Senior Lecturer on Statistics at Harvard University, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Center of Innovation. He is…
Radio Ratings Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 67
Oct 4, 2018 • 30 min
Tripp Eldridge is a host and member of the Cincinnati Public Radio station WVXU which producers his weekly show Start Hear where he plays the role of “Podcast Jockey” to introduce his audience to new national and local podcasts.
What Does a National Statistics Office Do? | Stats and Stories Episode 66
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
Andreas V. Georgiou is an economist with specializations in Monetary Theory and Stabilization Policy and in International Trade and Finance. After working for the International Monetary Fund, he returned to Greece in 2010 to head the newly established…
Explaining Bayes Better | Stats + Stories Episode 65
Sep 6, 2018 • 13 min
For more information on the Explaining Bayes contest submit your entry at statsandstories.net/betterbayes and tweet @statsandstories with the #BetterBayes. Kerrie Mengersen (@KerrieMengersen) is Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University of…
Reading, Writing and Risk Literacy? | Stats + Stories Episode 64
Aug 23, 2018 • 33 min
Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and partner of Simply Rational - The Institute for Decisions. Gigerenzer has trained U.S. federal judges, German physicians,…
Happy Birthday to R | Stats and Stories Episode 63
Aug 9, 2018 • 27 min
Nick Thieme (@FurrierTranform) is a research fellow at University of California Hastings Institute for Innovation Law and freelance writer for a variety of outlets. Currently, his work focuses on AI regulation, cybersecurity, and pharmaceutical patent…
R R R R R … Not Just For Pirates Anymore | Stats + Stories Episode 62
Aug 2, 2018 • 26 min
Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham) is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland. He builds tools (both computational and cognitive) to make data science easier,…
Feeling The Earth Move | Stats + Stories Episode 61
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Kathyrn Miles ( @Kathryn_Miles ) is a journalist, Writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College and author of QUAKELAND: ON THE ROAD TO AMERICA’S NEXT DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE and SUPERSTORM.
Holding Up A Mirror To Society | Stats + Stories Episode 60
Aug 2, 2018 • 28 min
Andreas V. Georgiou is an economist with specializations in Monetary Theory and Stabilization Policy and in International Trade and Finance. After working for the International Monetary Fund, he returned to Greece in 2010 to head the newly established…
G.O.A.L. Celebrating The Statistics Of The Beautiful Game | Stats + Stories Episode 59
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Luke Bornn (@LukeBornn) is currently Vice President, Strategy and Analytics for the Sacramento Kings . Prior to joining the Kings, Bornn served as Head of Analytics for A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A Football League, where he worked closely with…
G-D-P, It’s Easy As 1-2-3 | Stats + Stories Episode 58
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Diane Coyle. Diane is founder of Enlightenment Economics , and Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She was recently appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for “services to Economics and the Public…
Chins And Ears Are Not Information Rich | Stats + Short Stories Episode 57
Aug 2, 2018 • 8 min
Ty Tashiro (@tytashiro) is an author and relationship expert. He wrote Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome and The Science of Happily Ever After. His work has been featured at the New York Times, Time.com, The…
Are Communities Helped By Terraforming Food Deserts? | Stats + Stories Episode 56
Aug 2, 2018 • 28 min
Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar is a senior statistician and Director of the Statistics Advisory Center at RAND Corporation. Her current research interests center on leveraging natural experiment designs to estimate the effects of neighborhood-level ‘interventions’…
Abstract Art Or Modern Congressional Districts | Stats + Stories Episode 55
Aug 2, 2018 • 28 min
Gary King (@kinggary) is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University . King focuses on innovations that span the range from statistical theory to practical…
Jaguar Corridors, Koala Conservation And Reef Health | Stats + Stories Episode 54
Aug 2, 2018 • 28 min
Kerrie Mengersen (@KerrieMengersen) is Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and past-President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) . Her research spans Bayesian…
Protecting Seaside Cities From Future Impacts Of Climate Change | Stats + Stories Episode 53
Aug 2, 2018 • 26 min
Peter Guttorp (@pgseattle) is a Professor at the Norwegian Computing Center in Oslo, Norway, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also a vice-president of the International Statistical Institute . His research focuses on…
Hey, I’m Working On A Story And Can You Help Me With The Statistics? | Stats + Stories Episode 52
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Rebecca Goldin ( @rebegol ) is a professor of mathematics George Mason University and the Director of STATS at Sense About Science USA . She has received several grants from the National Science Foundation to support her research in mathematics and in…
Slavery In The Modern World | Stats + Stories Episode 51
Aug 2, 2018 • 32 min
Davina P. Durgana (@DavinaDurgana) is Assistant Professor and Senior Practitioner Faculty at SIT Graduate Institute , human rights statistician who has developed models to assess risk and vulnerability to modern slavery. She is a Report Co-Author and…
Reading The Book Of Love | Stats + Stories Episode 50
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Ty Tashiro (@tytashiro) is an author and relationship expert. He wrote Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome and The Science of Happily Ever After . His work has been featured at the New York Times, Time.com,…
Balancing Rigor And Entertainment When Telling Stories About Data | Stats + Stories Episode 49
Aug 2, 2018 • 25 min
Nick Thieme (@FurrierTranform) is a research fellow at University of California Hastings Institute for Innovation Law and freelance writer for a variety of outlets. Currently, his work focuses on AI regulation, cybersecurity, and pharmaceutical patent…
Were The Cancer Clusters Real? Statistical Support For Public Policy | Stats + Stories Episode 48
Aug 2, 2018 • 27 min
David Banks is a statistician at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistics and Public…
Just In Time For The Holiday Shopping Season | Stats + Stories Episode 47
Aug 2, 2018 • 30 min
Glenn Platt ​(@glennplatt) is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Network Technology & Management & Director of Interactive Media Studies at Miami University​​. He is interested in social media marketing, digital media and e-Commerce​​. He is also the…
Playing A Risky Game | Stats + Stories Episode 46
Aug 2, 2018 • 8 min
David Banks is a statistician at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistics and Public…
Thankful For A Bountiful Harvest | Stats + Stories Episode 45
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service . She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency’s collection and…
Growing Surveys - Building An Agricultural Census | Stats + Stories Episode 44
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 min
Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service . She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency’s collection and…
Why Don’t People Like My Graphs? | Stats + Stories Episode 43
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Alberto Cairo @albertocairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. He’s also director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He’s the author of The Functional Art: An Introduction to…
Visualization And Reporting Goals | Stats + Stories Episode 42
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 min
Alberto Cairo @albertocairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. He’s also director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He’s the author of The Functional Art: An Introduction to…
Stats Of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management And Cat Videos | Stats + Stories Episode 41
Aug 2, 2018 • 26 min
Jessica G. Myrick (@jessmyrick) is an associate professor of media studies at the Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University. Her research focuses on the role of emotions in shaping our responses to various types of media messages…
A Journalist Checks His Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 40
Aug 2, 2018 • 7 min
Alan Schwarz (@alanschwarz) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with exposing the seriousness of head…
Gridiron … Touchdown … Field Goal … Traumatic Brain Injury | Stats + Stories Episode 39
Aug 1, 2018 • 32 min
Alan Schwarz (@alanschwarz) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with exposing the seriousness of head…
Describing And Measuring An $18 Trillion Economy | Stats + Stories Episode 38
Jul 31, 2018 • 26 min
Dr. Brian Moyer is director of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis . BEA, made up entirely of career civil servants, is an impartial producer of official statistics on the U.S. economy. Its statistics are used by businesses, policymakers and households…
Epidemic Trials And Tribulations | Stats + Stories Episode 37
Jul 31, 2018 • 25 min
Dr. Susan Ellenberg is Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics , Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health…
And The Winner Of The First International Prize Of Statistics Is… | Stats + Stories Episode 36
Jul 31, 2018 • 6 min
Dr.Susan Ellenberg is Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics , Perelman School of Medicineat the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy.…
Counting Crime | Stats + Stories Episode 35
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Jeri M. Mulrow is the Acting Director for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. BJS’s mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.…
Spotting Fake News | Stats + Short Stories Episode 34
Jul 31, 2018 • 7 min
Mona Chalabi (@MonaChalabi) is the Data Editor of The Guardian US and a columnist at New York Magazine. As well as co-producing a four-part documentary series about vaginas , Mona has written for TV shows on National Geographic, the BBC and VICE. Mona…
Sifting Through Noisy Data To Find Stories | Stats + Stories Episode 33
Jul 31, 2018 • 29 min
Mona Chalabi (@MonaChalabi) is the Data Editor of The Guardian US and a columnist at New York Magazine. As well as co-producing a four-part documentary series about vaginas , Mona has written for TV shows on National Geographic, the BBC and VICE. Mona…
Planning And Conducting The Decennial Census | Stats + Stories Episode 32
Jul 31, 2018 • 23 min
John H. Thompson is the 24th Census Bureau Director. He will serve in this role until June 30, 2017. The Census Bureau prepares the 2020 Census and over more than 100 other censuses and surveys, which measure America’s people, places and economy, and…
Getting The Sense Of Us From The Census | Stats + Stories Episode 31
Jul 31, 2018 • 5 min
John H. Thompson is the 24th Census Bureau Director. The Census Bureau prepares the 2020 Census and over more than 100 other censuses and surveys, which measure America’s people, places and economy, and provide the basis for crucial economic indicators…
Do’s And Don’ts Of Data Journalism | Stats + Stories Episode 30
Jul 31, 2018 • 28 min
Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) is a freelance data journalist and a former quantitative editor at FiveThirtyEight.com . He writes about economics, trade, welfare, sports and more.
So A 70-30 Support Split Is Not A Sure Thing? | Stats + Stories Episode 29
Jul 31, 2018 • 6 min
Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) is a freelance data journalist and a former quantitative editor at FiveThirtyEight.com . He writes about economics, trade, welfare, sports and more.
Tracking The Spread Of Fake News Across Networks | Stats + Stories Episode 28
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Filippo Menczer is a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute. His research focuses on Web and data science, social network…
I’D Give That Study 4 Stars: Considering The Quality Of Research | Stats + Stories Episode 27
Jul 31, 2018 • 27 min
David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication , and President of the Royal Statistical Society . He…
Sex By Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 26
Jul 31, 2018 • 27 min
David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication , and President of the Royal Statistical Society . He…
What Skills Are Needed To Work In Enrollment Offices | Stats + Stories Episode 25
Jul 31, 2018 • 4 min
Michael Kabbaz is Vice President , Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Miami University. His Division includes Offices of Admission, Bursar, Career Services, Enrollment Communication, Enrollment Operations and One Stop Services,…
Reading, Writing, And Enrollment Analytics | Stats + Stories Episode 24
Jul 31, 2018 • 30 min
Michael Kabbaz is Vice President , Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Miami University. His Division includes Offices of Admission, Bursar, Career Services, Enrollment Communication, Enrollment Operations and One Stop Services,…
Will You Be One Of The 8% Who Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions? | Stats + Stories Episode 23
Jul 31, 2018 • 29 min
Dr. Rose Marie Ward is a professor in Miami University’s Department of Kinesiology & Health. She studies college student health, with a focus on both addictive/harmful behaviors (alcohol use, disordered eating, unsafe and unwanted sexual behavior) and…
A Political Scientist Ponders The Polls | Stats + Stories Episode 22
Jul 31, 2018 • 30 min
Bryan Marshall is professor of political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His teaching and research focuses in the areas of Congress, congressional-executive relations, and quantitative methods. His recent book,Decision Making on the Modern…
A Winning Formula For Sports | Stats + Stories Episode 21
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Dennis Lock (@LockAnalytics) currently serves as Director of Analytics for the Miami Dolphins NFL team. In his role, he supports football operations through research and statistical analyses. He has been a consultant for the Iowa State University men’s…
A Statistician Clears The Air | Stats + Stories Episode 20
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Barry Nussbaum (@StatisticsBarry ) is former Chief Statistician at the US EPA, and is president-elect of the American Statistical Association. Included among his many accomplishments at the EPA was providing leadership to the agency effort to remove lead…
Moving Beyond The ‘Just So’ When Reporting Science | Stats + Stories Episode 19
Jul 31, 2018 • 31 min
Regina Nuzzo (@ReginaNuzzo) is a science writer and professor of statistics at Gallaudet University. Her writings on science, medicine, health, statistics, and the scientific research process have been published in a variety of outlets, including…
Sports Reporting In The Digital Era | Stats + Stories Episode 18
Jul 31, 2018 • 35 min
Terence Moore (@TMooreSports) is a national sports columnist and commentator who is a regular television contributor to CNN, ESPN “Outside the Lines and MSNBC. He also is a columnist for SportsonEarth.com, MLB.com and CNN.com. In addition, he does…
A New Equation For Modern Journalism | Stats + Stories Episode 17
Jul 31, 2018 • 31 min
Trevor Butterworth is Director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest. He is also editor of STATS.org, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and…
The Rule Of Numbers And The Role Of The Press | Stats + Stories Episode 16
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Trevor Butterworth is Director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest. He is also editor of STATS.org, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and…
Screening And Intervention For Substance Abuse | Stats + Stories Episode 15
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Nicholas Horton is a Professor of Statistics at Amherst College. His methodological research interests are in longitudinal regression models and missing data methods. His collaborative statistical work focuses on psychiatric epidemiology and substance…
Personalizing The World | Stats + Stories Episode 14
Jul 31, 2018 • 34 min
Paul Hunter is managing director of Customer Knowledge at Dunnhumby. Customer Knowledge is understanding what customers feel, think and do to empower Dunnhumby’s clients strategies. Dunnhumby works with the world’s largest retailers and brands. Paul has…
Reading, Writing And Statistics? | Stats + Stories Episode 13
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Christine Franklin, Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in Statistics at the University of Georgia, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to talk about educating students to be statistically literate citizens. She was the…
Numbers As Plot Elements In Financial Reporting | Stats + Stories Episode 12
Jul 31, 2018 • 31 min
Alex Blumberg is a radio and podcast producer who has launched the podcast ‘Startup’ - a “series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one.” He had a long a celebrated public radio career at Planet Money and, while there,…
ESP - Evaluating Statistics For Psychic Phenomena | Stats + Stories Episode 11
Jul 31, 2018 • 30 min
Jessica Utts, professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine, and the incoming 2016 President of the American Statistical Association, joined Stats and Stories to discuss research on the possible existence of…
Workplace Safety | Stats + Stories Episode 10
Jul 31, 2018 • 28 min
Chris Whittaker Sofge is a toxicologist who leads a team that conducts quantitative risk assessment for hazards in the workplace. She is the Chief of the Risk Evaluation Branch in the Education and Information Division at the National Institute for…
Medicine Is Getting Personal… | Stats + Stories Episode 9
Jul 31, 2018 • 31 min
Bonnie LaFleur has over fifteen years of experience in statistical and cancer research, and in teaching both physicians and degree seeking statistics/biostatistics students. She is currently a senior manager of biostatistics and data management at Ventana…
How Do I Know This Medicine Works? | Stats + Stories Episode 8
Jul 31, 2018 • 30 min
Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds professor of statistics from North Carolina State University and past president of the American Statistical Association joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss studies that underlie drug development. Marie has…
What Do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show And Stats+Stories Have In Common? | Stats + Stories Episode 7
Jul 31, 2018 • 37 min
Rick Ludwin was hired by NBC Entertainment in 1979 and made director of variety shows there in 1980. He then became vice president for specials and variety programs in 1983; senior VP for specials, variety programs and late-night in 1989; and executive VP…
Earth Day: Evaluating Environmental Impacts By The Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 6
Jul 31, 2018 • 30 min
Jim Oris is Associate Provost for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, and University Distinguished Professor of Biology at Miami University (Ohio). Jim has spent the last 36 years exploring the effects of fossil fuels and their combustion products in…
Health, Privacy And Confidentiality | Stats + Stories Episode 5
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Paul Scanlon is a survey methodologist and research social scientist in the Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. His research focuses on attitudes towards…
CSI - Crime Stats Investigated | Stats + Stories Episode 4
Jul 31, 2018 • 31 min
Karen Kafadar, Rudy Professor of Statistics and Physics at Indiana University, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss forensic science, the evidence used help solve crimes. She was a member of a National Research Council (NRC) committee that…
What Does The Census Do During The Other Nine Years? | Stats + Stories Episode 2
Jul 31, 2018 • 27 min
Tommy Wright, statistician in the US Census Center for Statistical Research and Methodology, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss what the US Census Bureau does and why it is important. (The Census data visualization library is a treat and should…
Baseball And Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 1
Jul 31, 2018 • 28 min
Jim Albert, co-author of Curveball: Baseball, Statistics and the Role of Chance in the Game , editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis and Sports , and professor of statistics at Bowling Green State University will join the Stats and Stories…