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Statisticians contribute to scientific inquiry by applying their mathematical and statistical knowledge to the design of surveys and experiments; collection, processing, and analysis of data; and interpretation of the results.
Statisticians may apply their knowledge of statistical methods to a variety of subject areas, such as biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports.
Statisticians also are employed in national defense agencies, determining the accuracy of new weapons and the likely effectiveness of defense strategies.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos045.htm   (1887 words)

Senior Statistician Graduation from college with a major in statistics or a related field and four years of professional statistical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Statistician Graduation from college with a major in statistics or a related field and two years of professional statistical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Assistant Statistician Graduation from college with a major in statistics or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
www.hr.uci.edu /uc-ser/f/15/aa3-05.html   (464 words)

 Gary Ramseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes(Mirror)
Two statisticians and their accountant buddy were having lunch together one day at a top-secret government research installation in the desert.
Statisticians may look down at their shoes a lot but they are only verifying they are on a good foundation.
Statisticians regretfully throw up their hands in despair because they concede what REALLY matters is a biased poll with a sample size of nine...
www.ilstu.edu /~gcramsey/Gallery.html   (10003 words)

 Read This: Statisticians of the Centuries
For these mathematicians, Statisticians of the Centuries will provide a general introduction to a side of their mathematical work not usually treated in a typical history of mathematics.
In fact, a biography of a modern statistician as presented in Statisticians of the Centuries could often be summarized by something like: "Statistician Jones was born in X.
Statisticians of the Centuries, edited by C.C. Heyde and E. Seneta.
www.maa.org /reviews/statcent.html   (1162 words)

 AusStats : Welcome Speech to the 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute by Australian Statistician, Mr ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Before the war, the ISI had sought to influence governmental statistical agencies by facilitating collaboration and by encouraging uniformity in statistical definitions and data collection, but this role was largely taken over by the newly created United Nations.
Now the ISI took on a new mission, emphasising international communication among statisticians rather than with governments, and supporting the international promotion and dissemination of research on the theory and practice of statistics.
Professional conferences such as the ISI sessions are important for development of statistics and statisticians but they are not the only way we should develop our profession.
www.abs.gov.au /Ausstats/abs@.nsf/1020492cfcd63696ca2568a1002477b5/ee59bcb3d8201725ca256fda007ad352!OpenDocument   (1657 words)

A statistician is a person who draws a mathematically precise line from an unwarranted asumption to a foregone conclusion.
A statistician can have his head in an oven and his feet in ice, and he will say that on the average he feels fine.
A famous statistician would never travel by airplane, because he had studied air travel and estimated the probability of there being a bomb on any given flight was 1 in a million, and he was not prepared to accept these odds.
www.xs4all.nl /~jcdverha/scijokes/1_2.html   (5249 words)

 Macromedia - Developer Center : Statistician Reporting Application: Data Visualization in Macromedia Flash MX 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But one factor that should not be overlooked is the usability and presentation of data within the application.
Statistician is an analytics suite that performs Macromedia Flash tracking and reporting.
The Flash movies we develop collect and send data to servers to be monitored by the Statistician reporting application, which also exports them to clients' third-party analytics suites, such as WebTrends or Hitbox.
www.macromedia.com /devnet/mx/flash/articles/statistician.html   (700 words)

 Feature Application: Science Statistician
Science Statistician is just what you need for all those laboratory experiments where you have to calculate averages and standard deviations for your results.
Science Statistician is menu-driven and easy to use.
Science Statistician is a self-modifying program which must be typed-in very carefully.
www.atarimagazines.com /v6n8/sciencestatistician.html   (826 words)

 Career interview: Medical statistician
He explains that in the development of new medicines, the first thing that happens is that researchers discover a particular molecule with chemical properties that suggest it might have a therapeutic effect.
Because there are so few patients involved, a statistician will have to use clever designs, which subsequently require a lot of technical analysis.
As part of our training as statisticians we had to produce all these tables and listings, which was bearable in Phase 1 because the trials weren't that big, but fortunately by the time I had gone to Phase 3 there were dedicated SAS programmers to do that sort of thing.
www.plus.maths.org.uk /issue22/interview/index.html   (2332 words)

 statistician.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pilla is one of the nation's most promising young scientists and one of the two statisticians to receive a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award to expand her ground-breaking research on mixture models and to integrate it into educational activities.
Much of her NSF funded work involves using mixture models, a method used by statisticians for more than 100 years.
Due to the explosion in the size and complexity of the data sets, current mixture modeling methods are hampered by inefficient estimation and limited inferential capabilities.
www.cwru.edu /menu/research/statistician.htm   (682 words)

 Legal Action: Beattie, et al, v. Chief Statistician, et al
The Law requires the Chief Statistician to turn over the 1906 census to the National Archives for release to the public for research purposes after 92 years.
As the months wore on it became obvious that the Chief Statistician was displeased with the report for some reason.
He officially asked the Chief Statistician to turn over the 1906 and 1911 individual census records to the National Archives on 16 Nov. 1999.
www.afhs.ab.ca /data/census/legal_action.html   (1862 words)

 The Florence Nightingale Museum
She interwove with her theology ideas taken from the Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet on probability and social behaviour.
It should not be forgotten that Florence Nightingale was ably supported by Dr William Farr, the pre-eminent medical statistician of the day, who helped her to refine the series of charts on which her reputation as a statistician is mainly built.
In the 1920s, the great statistician Karl Pearson reviewed Florence Nightingale’s correspondence on statistics and commented that a particular memorandum to Galton was still remarkably relevant and one of the finest Florence Nightingale ever wrote.
www.florence-nightingale.co.uk /stats.htm   (809 words)

 National Statistician and Director office for National Statistics
The Prime Minister, with the agreement of the Chancellor of Exchequer, has approved the appointment of Karen Dunnell as National Statistician and Director of the Office for National Statistics from 1 September.
She later moved to a central post to help launch National Statistics and plan the arrival of Len Cook, the first National Statistician in 2000.
She then became a Group Director in Social Statistics in 2000 and took up her present post on the ONS Executive in 2002.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/page8038.asp   (262 words)

 JSTOR: The Statistician
It is now a valuable resource for professional statisticians involved in industry, academic research and education.
Articles reflect current research by statisticians worldwide and cover key issues in an informative and accessible way.
Some themes of interest to the journal are the teaching and communication of statistics, statistical computing and all aspects of statistics in sport.
www.jstor.org /journals/00390526.html   (257 words)

 Final decision on the IAOS young statistician competition 2005 prize - Population and Sustainable Development
In the classification of the papers received we could distinguish amongst three categories, namely papers that relate to the management of statistics systems, those that related to promotion of use of statistics and a third category that applied analytical and statistical techniques to illustrate application, utilisation and quality management of official statistics and systems.
I therefore conclude that Grissler is the overall winner.
The paper by Mika Gissler was presented at the beginning of the IAOS Forum to be held in Sydney on Friday, 8 April 2005 under title "Assessment of environmental health risks is feasible if data protection legislation allows for the secondary use of good quality health and administrative registers for research":
www.stats.govt.nz /iaos/news/young-stats-prize-2005.htm   (349 words)

 At Baseball Encyclopedia.net buy The Sports Encyclopedia Baseball 2003
The Sports Encyclopedia has 792 pages chock full of fascinating statistical trivia, great stories, and loads of baseball lore.
David S. Neft is a statistician and Vice President of research for the Gannett Company.
A noted historian, he is the coauthor of the Sports Encyclopedia series for St. Martin's Press.
www.baseballencyclopedia.net /sports_encyclopedia.htm   (124 words)

 iMedia Connection: The Marketer and The Statistician
As we finally enter the world of branded response, where every touch point with a consumer is understood as a step toward a deeper relationship with the brand, and as increased spend requires increased accountability, we'll see a delightful pas de deux of solid marketing instinct buttressed by rigorous analytics taking hold.
By sitting a marketer alongside a statistician and asking them "what's unexpected and how can we do this better" we can arrive at some counterintuitive insights that will improve our effectiveness.
The marketer and the statistician, working together, could rightly determine when to offer the Model-T ("any color, as long as it's fl") or the full panoply of choice for a given consumer based on data studies like the jelly conundrum.
www.imediaconnection.com /content/6408.asp   (1096 words)

At the end of the run, the statistician may output the result.
The Statistician is a new class modeled after the TimerManager, but it is currently under development so use at your own risk.
Return a pointer to the singleton instance of the statistician.
www.c3.lanl.gov /~pernice/samrai/docs/manual/html/tbox_Statistician.html   (382 words)

 Environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality in a prospective study of Californians, 1960-98 -- Data ...
Environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality in a prospective study of Californians, 1960-98 -- Data Supplement - Stephen Evans 2nd statistician report -- BMJ
This paper has shown some considerable improvement, though the tables are rather extensive and, perhaps inevitably, indigestible.
We are concerned with this paper and it must make it clear that with observational data of this type, the conclusions must be temepered with acknowledgement of bias and confounding that limit strong statements.
bmj.com /cgi/content/full/326/7398/1057/DC1/6   (304 words)

 Imperial College London - Imperial statistician estimates size of French BSE epidemic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Imperial statistician estimates size of French BSE epidemic
Dr Christl Donnelly, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, analysed BSE-incidence data from the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, combined with information from the UK epidemic, to estimate the size and course of the epidemic there.
The College is the largest applied science and technology university institution in the UK, with one of the largest annual turnovers (UKP330 million in 1998-99) and research incomes (UKP173 million in 1998-99).
www.imperial.ac.uk /P2335.htm   (826 words)

 MSCS: Consulting Statistician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Applications are invited for the new position of Consulting Statistician.
This is an academic position, based in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, and funded by the University Research Committee.
This is an opportunity for a dynamic statistician to establish a service that will significantly improve the University's research environment.
www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz /info/vacancies/sa0410m   (279 words)

 Len Cook welcomes new national statistician | eGov monitor
The Prime Minister, with the agreement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has approved the appointment of Karen Dunnell as National Statistician and Director of the Office for National Statistics.
Karen has been instrumental in providing challenge and direction throughout the modernisation programme and will continue to drive this from the top of the office.
Karen Dunnell started her career as a health care researcher with the Institute of Community Studies and then St Thomas's Hospital Medical School.
www.egovmonitor.com /node/2259   (389 words)

 Deming: Biography
Statistician, Allied Mission to Observe the Greek Elections, January-April 1946; July-October 1946 Consultant in sampling to the Government of India, January and February 1947; December 1951; March 1971
The Deming prize was instituted by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers and is awarded each year in Japan to a statistician for contributions to statistical theory.  The Deming prize for application is awarded to a company for improved use of statistical theory in organization, consumer research, design of product and production. 
Recipient of the Second Order Medal of the Sacred Treasure, from the Emperor of Japan, 1960, for improvement of quality and of Japanese economy, through the statistical control of quality.
www.deming.org /theman/biography.html   (763 words)

 History of Computers [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the later 19th-c, George Boole developed the symbolic binary logic which led to Boolean algebra and the binary switching methodology used in modern computers.
Herman Hollerith, a US statistician, developed punched card techniques, mainly to aid with the US census at the turn of the century; this advanced the concept of automatic processing, but major developments awaited the availability of suitable electronic devices.
J Presper Eckert and John W Manchly produced the first all-electronic digital computer, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator), at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946, which was 1000 times faster than the mechanical computers.
kosmoi.com /Computer/History   (1732 words)

 Samuel P. Caudill, Mathematical Statistician, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
For example, using laboratory data from tests conducted on more than 11,000 Americans for the 1976-1980 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, he and two of his colleagues at CDC developed statistical models describing the expected change in cholesterol during a person's lifetime.
Even the English and literature courses that were a part of his undergraduate degree requirements have played a significant part in his career, as he has authored or coauthored seventeen journal articles and five technical reports.
He believes that communication skills are very important for an applied mathematician or statistician, for it is only by being able to relate effectively to and communicate with people in other disciplines that one can help them address and solve their problems.
www.math.okstate.edu /undergrad/temp/node86.html   (470 words)

 Penn State Eberly College of Science -- Berger to Present Krishnaiah Memorial Lectures
James O. Berger, a leading theorist in the use of statistical estimation in decisionmaking and a Visiting Krishnaiah Scholar at Penn State, will present the Krishnaiah Memorial Lectures on 25 and 26 April 2003 on the Penn State University Park campus.
The Krishnaiah Lectures and the Krishnaiah Visiting Scholar Program are named in honor of P. Krishnaiah, the founder of the Journal of Multivariate Analysis and an influential statistician during the latter half of the 20th century.
He in addition to being a leading theorist in the use of statistical estimation in decision making, he is a pioneer in the development of novel approaches to an area of statistics known as Bayesian inference, which is used in decision making.
www.science.psu.edu /alert/Krishnaiah4-2003.htm   (442 words)

 Yonatan Reshef: Deming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While there, he met and socialized with a number of members of the Japan Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Japan's most important quality control organization, founded in 1946.
One might reasonably wonder why so many senior business leaders turned up to hear an obscure Census Bureau statistician deliver a lecture on an esoteric, effectively untranslatable subject in a language that virtually none of them understood.
The answer is that both they, and Deming, had been invited by Ichiro Ishikawa, a wealthy industrialist who, in addition to being president of JUSE, had also served as the first president of Japan's Keidanren, the Federation of Economic Organizations (FEO).
courses.bus.ualberta.ca /orga432-reshef/demingobituary.html   (1967 words)

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