Welcome to the Washington Statistical Society
Breaking News: Short Course in R, 28 August 2014
Introduction to R: This course is designed for those who are interested in using R for their statistical analyses, but have little or no prior experience using R.
The course will cover four introductory subjects: R basic operations, data manipulation, univariate statistics, and simple graphics. The goal is to provide sufficient fundamental knowledge to enable participants to start using R and to further advance their knowledge of R from other sources as desired.
There will be lecture and hands-on opportunities. Lunch will be provided.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers with R installed (http://www.r-project.org)
Prior registration is required. Please visit the WSS Meetup page for details and to register.
If you work with statistics in the metropolitan Washington DC area, you owe it to yourself to belong to the Washington Statistical Society (WSS).
The WSS is the largest, most active chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) with about 900 members. Our members work in the government, academic, and private sectors, spanning many disciplines. Members' interests and expertise cover an extensive range of areas in applied and theoretical statistics, data collection, survey methods, and allied subjects.
WSS offers opportunities to:
Our activities include a large and varied technical seminar program, short courses, social events, and service opportunities. WSS members receive our monthly email newsletter (The WSS News), with announcements and descriptions of forthcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and listings of job openings and job-seeking members' credentials. Our website provides information on additional events, WSS contacts, and a WSS history.
To Join WSS
Please feel free to contact me (by email: Dherz@mathematica-mpr.com, by phone: 202-250-3529) if you have any questions about membership or participation in WSS. We encourage you to join WSS either as a member or as a volunteer!
June 2014 Newsletter
September 18, 2014
October 28, 2014
October 31 & Novemember 1, 2014
April 1, 2015
Previous Annual Dinners
2014 — June 24
Jerome Reiter, Recipient of the 2014 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Sharing Confidential Data in an Era with No Privacy
2013 — June 25
Frauke Kreuter, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland
Recipient of the 2013 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Big Data in Survey Research: Analyzing Process Information (Paradata)
2012 — June 12
Amy Herring, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Recipient of the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
2011 — June 16
Nilanjan Chatterjee, National Cancer Institute
Recipient of the 2011 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Estimating the "Known-Unknowns" from "Known-Knowns" in the Search of Missing Heritability of Complex Traits
2010 — June 10
Dr. Michael R. Elliot, University of Michigan
2009 — June 18
Dr. Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University
Recipient of the 2009 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Aspects of Sampling Design: a Tale of Two Natural Resource Surveys (slides pdf)
Morris Hansen Lectures
2013 — January 7, 2014 (postponed from October 3, 2013)
2012 — October 9
2011 — October 18
2010 — October 12
2009 — October 13
2008 — October 28
The Federal Statistical System: Is It Stronger Now Than It Was Eight Years Ago?
2007 — October 30
Assessing the Value of Bayesian Methods for Inference about Finite Population Quantities
Slides From Selected Seminars
A Discussion of Nonresponse Bias Studies (November 10, 2010)
The OMB Clearance Process for Federal Statistical Surveys (June 30, 2010)
If you need the WSS employer identification number, Federal tax exempt information, or DC tax exempt information, please contact the WSS Secretary or WSS Treasurer. The WSS D-U-N-S Number: 786066571