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Enter our 2023 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists

Are you an early-career statistician or data scientist with a talent for telling data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way? Would you like to be published in Significance and present your work at the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) conference?

By Brian Tarran

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Enter our 2023 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists

Are you an early-career statistician or data scientist with a talent for telling data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way? Would you like to be published in Significance and present your work at the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) conference?

  By Brian Tarran

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Significance magazine editorial board seeks new RSS members

Significance magazine publishes stories about statistics and data science, written by experts for everyone. We are looking for expert statisticians and data scientists to join our editorial board.

Editorial board members are...

By Anna Britten

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10 women statisticians and data scientists who helped us understand Covid-19

Effective communication was vital during the pandemic, and expert voices were needed to help the public find their way through a jungle of complex and frightening information. To coincide with...

By Elpida Vounzoulaki

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Significance magazine editorial board seeks new RSS members

Significance magazine publishes stories about statistics and data science, written by experts for everyone. We are looking for expert statisticians and data scientists to join our editorial board.

  By Anna Britten

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10 women statisticians and data scientists who helped us understand Covid-19

Effective communication was vital during the pandemic, and expert voices were needed to help the public find their way through a jungle of complex and frightening information. To coincide with the October special issue of Significance, and the first International Day of Women in Statistics and Data Science, Elpida Vounzoulaki highlights the contributions and achievements of some of the women statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematicians and data scientists who helped us understand the impact of Covid-19. There are, of course, many more than we had room for ­- and we salute every one.

  By Elpida Vounzoulaki

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How to lose a girl in two standard deviations

Imagine a movie where the female lead is in a STEM field. She is probably brilliant, exclusively interested in facts, unmoved by emotion, cold, and certainly not in love. How one-dimensional. How unrepresentative of female complexity. I, for instance, also happen to think of myself as a STEM woman. I teach introductory statistics and am a PhD student who has high expectations of myself and my students, believes in rigor, and enjoys pushing myself and others around me to think critically. I am also a hopeless romantic. I love nothing more than to watch a good rom-com (except for maybe forcing my reluctant partner to watch it with me).

  By Veronica Carlan

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How to lose a girl in two standard deviations

Imagine a movie where the female lead is in a STEM field. She is probably brilliant, exclusively interested in facts, unmoved by emotion, cold, and certainly not in love. How one-dimensional. How unrepresentative of female complexity. I, for instance, also happen to think of myself as a STEM woman. I teach introductory statistics and am a PhD student who has high expectations of myself and my students, believes in rigor, and enjoys pushing myself and others around me to think critically. I am also a hopeless romantic. I love nothing more than to watch a good rom-com (except for maybe forcing my reluctant partner to watch it with me).

By Veronica Carlan

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