Purdue Statistics students, Harry and Troisi, publish "Service-Oriented Statistics" in August 2014 AMSTAT News



Statistics in the Community (StatCom) is a student­ run organization that was established at Purdue University in 2001. StatCom’s goals include providing free statistical services such as survey/sample design, experimental design, and data analysis to nonprofit groups and government agencies. Since its inception, it has expanded to campuses around the country and continues to be a valuable resource to local communities.

As statisticians, our education prepares us for using statistics in professional settings. However, service­-oriented statistics requires additional skills: effectively conveying the need of our expertise and clear conceptual explanation of a statistical analysis.

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