Ask the Statistician: Putting statistical results into action

So far in this Ask the Statistician series, we heard statisticians at the Analytics 2013 conference  discuss the benefits of statistical analysis, the types of statistical techniques they use to solve their business problems and how they share their statistical results with non-technical audiences that need to use this information.  So, the next step […]

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Ask the Statistician: Best practices for explaining statistical results

In my last post in the Ask the Statistician series, we heard statisticians at the Analytics 2013 conference  discuss what types of statistical techniques they use to solve their business problems. Given that these concepts are technical in nature, I wanted to better understand some of their best practices for sharing […]

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Ask the Statistician: What types of statistical analyses do you use to solve your business issues?

At the Analytics 2013 conference attendees tend to be more technical than those at a standard business confernece. Knowing this, I set out to get a better understanding of what statistical techniques they use to do their analyses.  Of course that depends on the business question they are trying to […]

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Ask the Statistician: In what ways does statistics benefit your organization?

Last year, during the  International Year of Statistics, I created a blog series called Ask the Statistician. Since we love celebrating statistics every day at SAS, we decided to continue the series through interviews at the Analytics 2013 conference.  For this project, I ask statisticians from various industries about their use of statistics. Their answers […]

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SAS loves stats: Annie Dudley Zangi

Annie Dudley Zangi was applying statistical methods to her science projects in primary school before she even knew about statistics. It just came naturally to her, and so did the experiments she conducted at her father's strawberry farm before she learned about split-plot designs. Read this full profile to learn […]

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SAS loves stats: David Olaleye

As a child growing up in Nigeria, David Olaleye would follow his dad, an auto mechanic, as he drove to work every morning. So he always thought he would end up being an engineer in the automobile industry. But when he went to college at the University of Ife (now […]

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Ask a statistician: Why do you love SAS?

So far in our "Ask the statistician" blog and video series, we have heard responses from statisticians to the following questions: Why is it important to celebrate the International Year of Statistics? How did you became interested in statistics? Why should students study statistics? How do you use statistics? What […]

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Ask a Statistician: What are the next big trends in statistics?

Out of all the questions that we asked in our "Ask the statistician" blog and video series at the recent SAS Global Forum, I was most intrigued to hear the responses to this next question: What are the next big trends in statistics? Watch the latest video in the series […]

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Ask a statistician: How do you use statistics?

Whether we realize it or not, statistics affect our everyday lives. Some examples to ponder: The weather forecasts we watch, the medicines we take, the medical care we receive, the marketing we see, the safety of our cars and the consumer goods we buy. So, as a continuation of our […]

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Ask a statistician: Why should students study statistics?

If you have been paying attention to the media, you might have heard that statistics is the hottest new field and career choice. According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog post, schools are seeing an influx of students interested in the field. Some students are getting an even earlier […]

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