Morganstein Stresses Statistics as Key Segment of Data Science Collaborative

You are here Home   /  Morganstein Stresses Statistics as Key Segment of Data Science Collaborative 2015-10-05 Statistics is a key player in data science. It is a foundational force along with database management and distributed and parallel systems, notes David Morganstein, President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), in a recent ASA policy statement. Mr. Morganstein, a Westat Vice President, Director of the Statistical Staff, and Senior Statistical Fellow, acknowledges that data science encompasses more than statistics but recognizes that statistical science plays a critical role in the fast-growing field. Statistical methods allow researchers to accumulate knowledge by Distinguishing between causation and correlation Identifying interventions that will cause changes in outcomes Establishing methods for prediction and estimation Focusing attention on findings that can be reproduced by other researchers with different data resources Learn more about this new policy…


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