Postscript to the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings
As in 2013, I had a great experience at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), held August 3-7 in Boston. I made it to about 20 sessions, and while that sounds like plenty, it still means I missed about 640 other ones!
Here are some of my take home points from the last few days – I’ll post on the sports analytics panels I attended some time next week.
1. The teaching of statistics is changing, and changing rapidly.
Among the most popular sessions that I attended were a pair (one, two) sponsored by the Section in Statistics Education. While these talks really interesting, I was more amazed at how many statistics teachers appeared willing to enter unfamiliar territory by shunning the curriculum’s that they’ve taught for the past several decades. For example, I heard several comments like these ones, from what appeared to be current…
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