A statistical history of the Cy Young Award

“That’s all baseball is, is numbers; it’s run by numbers, averages, percentages and odds. Managers make their decision based on the numbers.” -- Rollie Fingers, 1981 AL Cy Young Award Winner The Cy Young Award has been given to the best pitcher in baseball since 1956. The American and National […]

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The design of experiments blind spot

I once overheard someone call Arizona State University Professor Doug Montgomery their “DOE idol.” I’m sure others echo the sentiment because I’ve seen the warm welcome he receives at our JMP events when he discusses design of experiments (DOE). Most recently, I’ve seen him give keynote talks at Discovery Summit […]

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“Bolder” statistics with Karen Copeland

Dr. Karen Copeland will be our featured guest on Analytically Speaking on June 8. She is the owner of Boulder Statistics, a successful consultancy to a wide array of industry sectors around the world — medical device, diagnostics, chemicals, marketing, environmental, consumer and food products, pharmaceuticals, and web analytics, among […]

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AMA Advanced Research Techniques (ART) early registration ends Thursday!

I’ve posted here in the JMP Blog about the American Marketing Association’s Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum and the impressive work that’s presented there every year. As co-chair, I am doubly excited for this year’s conference, which will take place June 26 – 29 in Boston, MA. We had an […]

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When should programming come into play in statistics courses?

Both academically and professionally, more courses are being offered and developed to make more people comfortable with data, analysis and risk assessment. This necessitates some use of statistics, and software is pretty much a tool of the trade. Software — some new, some enhanced, some commercial and some open source […]

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Discovery Summit: Best-in-class analytics conference

Four times a year, we host Discovery Summit, where scientists, engineers, statisticians and researchers exchange best practices in data exploration, and learn about new and proven statistical techniques. Past attendees have called the event a “best-in-class conference to benchmark best practices in analytics” with sessions that are “immediately relevant to […]

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The QbD Column: Split-plot experiments

Split-plot experiments are experiments with hard-to-change factors that are difficult to randomize and can only be applied at the block level. Once the level of a hard-to-change factor is set, we can run experiments with several other factors keeping that level fixed. To illustrate the idea, we refer in this […]

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Teaching modern stats – and assessing reasoning – at scale

If you are an instructor who teaches large-enrollment introductory statistics courses and wishes to teach a modern data-driven course, read on. You know about the challenges of assessing student mastery in courses where there are hundreds – or even thousands! – of students and little or no support for grading […]

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Understanding which baseball players are the strongest hitters

Just days after the baseball season has started, two 10th-graders from a public high school in Delaware and their math teacher are headed to Furman University for the Carolinas Sports Analytics Meeting on Saturday to talk baseball. The students, Umar Khan and Tyler Schanzenbach, both 15 years old, are presenting […]

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Proper and improper use of Definitive Screening Designs (DSDs)

In 2011, my colleague Prof. Chris Nachtsheim and I introduced Definitive Screening Designs (DSDs) with a paper in the Journal of Quality Technology. A year later, I wrote a JMP Blog post describing these designs using correlation cell plots. Since their introduction, DSDs have found applications in areas as diverse […]

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