Episodes

 Using Data to Protect Human Rights | Stats + Stories Episode 74 (Guest: Megan Price)

Using Data to Protect Human Rights | Stats + Stories Episode 74 (Guest: Megan Price)

Using Data to Protect Human Rights | Stats + Stories Episode 74

Megan Price is the executive director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), and designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. She has contributed analyses submitted as evidence in two court cases in Guatemala and has served as the lead statistician and author on three UN reports documenting deaths in Syria. Megan is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, on the Board of Directors for Tor, and a Research Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Human Rights Science. (Date: 12/13/2018)

 Better Bayes Winner Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 73 (Guest: Stephen Ziliak)

Better Bayes Winner Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 73 (Guest: Stephen Ziliak)

Better Bayes Winner Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 73

Stephen T. Ziliak is Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University and Conjoint Professor of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle-Australia.  A major contributor to the American Statistical Association “Statement on Statistical Significance and P-values” (2016) he is probably best known for his book (with Deirdre N. McCloskey) on The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives (2008), showing the damage done by a culture of mindless significance testing, the history of wrong turns, and the benefits which could be enjoyed by returning to Bayesian and Guinnessometric roots. (Date: 12/7/2018)

 From Bootstraps to an International Prize | Stats and Stories Episode 72 (Guest: Brad Efron)

From Bootstraps to an International Prize | Stats and Stories Episode 72 (Guest: Brad Efron)

Bootstrapping an International Prize | Stats and Stories Episode 72

Brad Efron is Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, and Professor of Biostatistics with the Department of Biomedical Data Science in the Stanford School of Medicine; he serves as Co-director of the undergraduate Mathematical and Computational Sciences Program administered by the Department of Statistics. He has held visiting faculty appointments at Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Imperial College, London. He has been recognized with the 2018 International Prize in Statistics. (Date: 12/5/2018)

 Coal Mining and Fact Finding | Stats and Stories Episode 71 (Guest Jonny Jacobsen)

Coal Mining and Fact Finding | Stats and Stories Episode 71 (Guest Jonny Jacobsen)

Coal Mining and Fact Finding | Stats and Stories Episode 71

Jonny Jacobsen Paris-based journalist works as an editor with Agence France-Presse news agency. He wrote his first article for Significance magazine during a sabbatical year in England to take a Masters in Data Journalism. He is preparing a longer version of that article, incorporating documents discussed in this week's podcast, for the Shorthand platform. DMs open on Twitter: @jonnymcj. (Date: 11/15/2018)

 Understanding Data in the Digital Age | Stats and Stories Episode 70 (Guest: Mark Hansen)

Understanding Data in the Digital Age | Stats and Stories Episode 70 (Guest: Mark Hansen)

Understanding Data in the Digital Age | Stats and Stories Episode 70

Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism where he also serves as the Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Founded in 2012, the Brown Institute is a bi-coastal collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford University -- its mission is to explore the interplay between technology and story. (Date: 11/15/2018)

 Voter Rolls and Big Data | Stats and Stories Episode 69 (Guest: Matt Dempsey)

Voter Rolls and Big Data | Stats and Stories Episode 69 (Guest: Matt Dempsey)

Voter Rolls and Big Data | Stats and Stories Episode 69

Matt Dempsey is the data editor at the Houston Chronicle. He worked on projects involving wildfires, state pensions, and the chemical industry. His passion for public records frequently leads to disclosure of data from all levels of government. His series Chemical Breakdown won the 2016 IRE Innovation award and the National Press Foundation's "Feddie" award. His work was a key part of the Chronicle's Pulitzer Prize finalist entry for Breaking News. (Date: 11/1/2018)

 The Fab Formula | Stats and Stories Episode 68 (Guest: Mark Glickman)

The Fab Formula | Stats and Stories Episode 68 (Guest: Mark Glickman)

The Fab Formula | Stats and Stories Episode 68

Mark Glickman, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, is Senior Lecturer on Statistics at Harvard University, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Center of Innovation.  He is well-known for his work in games and sports, having created the Glicko and Glicko-2 rating systems that are widely used in online gaming.  (Date: 10/18/2018)

 Radio Ratings Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 67 (Guest: Tripp Eldridge)

Radio Ratings Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 67 (Guest: Tripp Eldridge)

Radio Ratings Revealed | Stats and Stories Episode 67

Tripp Eldridge is a host and member of the Cincinnati Public Radio station WVXU which producers his weekly show Start Hear where he plays the role of "Podcast Jockey" to introduce his audience to new national and local podcasts. (Date: 10/4/2018)

 Explaining Bayes Better | Stats + Short Stories Episode 65 (Guest Kerrie Mengersen)

Explaining Bayes Better | Stats + Short Stories Episode 65 (Guest Kerrie Mengersen)

 Reading, Writing and Risk Literacy? | Stats + Stories Episode 64 (Guest: Gerd Gigerenzer)

Reading, Writing and Risk Literacy? | Stats + Stories Episode 64 (Guest: Gerd Gigerenzer)

Explaining Bayes Better | Stats + Short Stories Episode 65 (Guest Kerrie Mengersen)

Kerrie Mengersen (@KerrieMengersen) is Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and past-President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) . Her research spans Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, environmental, genetic and health statistics. (Date: 9/6/2018)

 

 

Reading, Writing and Risk Literacy? | Stats + Stories Episode 64  (Guest: Gerd Gigerenzer)

Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and partner of Simply Rational - The Institute for Decisions. Gigerenzer has trained U.S. federal judges, German physicians, and top managers in decision making and understanding risks and uncertainties. (Date: 8/23/2018)

 Happy Birthday to R! | Stats + Stories Episode 63 (Guest: Nick Thieme)

Happy Birthday to R! | Stats + Stories Episode 63 (Guest: Nick Thieme)

Happy Birthday to R! | Stats + Stories Episode 63  (Guest: Nick Thieme)

Nick Thieme (@FurrierTranform) is a research fellow at University of California Hastings Institute for Innovation Law and freelance writer for a variety of outlets. Currently, his work focuses on AI regulation, cybersecurity, and pharmaceutical patent trolling. (Date: 8/9/2018)

 R R R R R ... Not Just For Pirates Anymore | Stats + Stories Episode 62 (Guest: Hadley Wickham)

R R R R R ... Not Just For Pirates Anymore | Stats + Stories Episode 62 (Guest: Hadley Wickham)

R R R R R ... Not Just For Pirates Anymore | Stats + Stories Episode 62  (Guest: Hadley Wickham)

Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham) is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland. He builds tools (both computational and cognitive) to make data science easier, faster, and more fun. (Date: 7/27/2018)

 Feeling The Earth Move | Stats + Stories Episode 61 (Guest: Kathryn Miles)

Feeling The Earth Move | Stats + Stories Episode 61 (Guest: Kathryn Miles)

Feeling The Earth Move | Stats + Stories Episode 61 (Guest: Kathryn Miles)

Kathyrn Miles ( @Kathryn_Miles ) is a journalist, Writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College and author of QUAKELAND: ON THE ROAD TO AMERICA'S NEXT DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE and SUPERSTORM. (Date: 7/12/2018)

 Holding Up A Mirror To Society - A Tale Of Official Statistics In Greece | Stats + Stories Episode 60 (Guest: Andreas V. Georgiou)0

Holding Up A Mirror To Society - A Tale Of Official Statistics In Greece | Stats + Stories Episode 60 (Guest: Andreas V. Georgiou)0

What Does the National Statistics Office Do? | Stats and Stories Episode 66 

Holding Up A Mirror To Society - A Tale Of Official Statistics In Greece | Stats + Stories Episode 60 (Guest: Andreas V. Georgiou)

Andreas V. Georgiou is an economist with specializations in Monetary Theory and Stabilization Policy and in International Trade and Finance. After working for the International Monetary Fund, he returned to Greece in 2010 to head the newly established Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)-the successor of the National Statistical Service of Greece following the onset of the economic crisis in Greece. (Date: 6/28/2018)

 G ..O.. O.. A.. A.. A.. L.. L.. L.. L.. - Celebrating The Statistics Of The Beautiful Game | Stats + Stories Episode 59 (Guest: Luke Bornn)

G ..O.. O.. A.. A.. A.. L.. L.. L.. L.. - Celebrating The Statistics Of The Beautiful Game | Stats + Stories Episode 59 (Guest: Luke Bornn)

G ..O.. O.. A.. A.. A.. L.. L.. L.. L.. - Celebrating The Statistics Of The Beautiful Game | Stats + Stories Episode 59 (Guest: Luke Bornn)

Luke Bornn (@LukeBornn) is currently Vice President, Strategy and Analytics for the Sacramento Kings. Prior to joining the Kings, Bornn served as Head of Analytics for A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A Football League, where he worked closely with managers, coaches and sports scientists to measure and evaluate athletes and performance. (Date: 6/14/2018)

 G-D-P, It'S Easy As 1-2-3 | Stats + Stories Episode 58 (Guest: Diane Coyle)

G-D-P, It'S Easy As 1-2-3 | Stats + Stories Episode 58 (Guest: Diane Coyle)

G-D-P, It'S Easy As 1-2-3 | Stats + Stories Episode 58 (Guest: Diane Coyle)

Diane Coyle. Diane is founder of Enlightenment Economics , and Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She was recently appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for "services to Economics and the Public Understanding of Economics". She is also the author of the 2014 book -- GDP A Brief but Affectionate History. (Date: 6/7/2018)

 Chins And Ears Are Not Information Rich - Awkwardness And Social Relationships | Stats + Stories Episode 57 (Guest: Ty Tashiro)

Chins And Ears Are Not Information Rich - Awkwardness And Social Relationships | Stats + Stories Episode 57 (Guest: Ty Tashiro)

Chins And Ears Are Not Information Rich - Awkwardness And Social Relationships | Stats + Stories Episode 57 (Guest: Ty Tashiro)

Ty Tashiro (@tytashiro) is an author and relationship expert. He wrote Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome and The Science of Happily Ever After . His work has been featured at the New York Times, Time.com, TheAtlantic.com, NPR, Sirius XM Stars radio, and VICE. (Date: 5/24/2018)

 Are Communities Helped By Terraforming Food Deserts? | Stats + Stories Episode 56 (Guest: Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar)

Are Communities Helped By Terraforming Food Deserts? | Stats + Stories Episode 56 (Guest: Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar)

Are Communities Helped By Terraforming Food Deserts? | Stats + Stories Episode 56 (Guest: Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar)

Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar is a senior statistician and Director of the Statistics Advisory Center at RAND Corporation. Her current research interests center on leveraging natural experiment designs to estimate the effects of neighborhood-level 'interventions' or changes on residents' health behaviors (e.g. diet, physical activity) and outcomes (e.g. obesity). Her statistical expertise is in the areas of study design, survey methods, non-response, and analysis of longitudinal and multilevel data. (Date: 5/10/2018)

 Abstract Art Or Modern Congressional Districts- Statistical Thinking To Fix Gerrymandering | Stats + Stories Episode 55 (Guest: Gary King)

Abstract Art Or Modern Congressional Districts- Statistical Thinking To Fix Gerrymandering | Stats + Stories Episode 55 (Guest: Gary King)

Abstract Art Or Modern Congressional Districts- Statistical Thinking To Fix Gerrymandering | Stats + Stories Episode 55 (Guest: Gary King)

Gary King (@kinggary) is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University . King focuses on innovations that span the range from statistical theory to practical application. (Date: 4/26/2018)

 Jaguar Corridors, Koala Conservation And Reef Health - Statistics In Celebration Of Earth Day | Stats + Stories Episode 54 (Guest: Kerrie Mengersen)

Jaguar Corridors, Koala Conservation And Reef Health - Statistics In Celebration Of Earth Day | Stats + Stories Episode 54 (Guest: Kerrie Mengersen)

Jaguar Corridors, Koala Conservation And Reef Health - Statistics In Celebration Of Earth Day | Stats + Stories Episode 54 (Guest: Kerrie Mengersen)

Kerrie Mengersen (@KerrieMengersen) is Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and past-President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) . Her research spans Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, environmental, genetic and health statistics. (Date: 4/19/2018)

 Protecting Seaside Cities From Possible Future Impacts Of Climate Change | Stats + Stories Episode 53 (Guest: Peter Guttorp)

Protecting Seaside Cities From Possible Future Impacts Of Climate Change | Stats + Stories Episode 53 (Guest: Peter Guttorp)

Protecting Seaside Cities From Possible Future Impacts Of Climate Change | Stats + Stories Episode 53 (Guest: Peter Guttorp)

Peter Guttorp (@pgseattle) is a Professor at the Norwegian Computing Center in Oslo, Norway, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also a vice-president of the International Statistical Institute. (Date: 3/29/2018)

 Hey, I'M Working On A Story And Can You Help Me With The Statistics? | Stats + Stories Episode 52 (Guest: Rebecca Goldin)

Hey, I'M Working On A Story And Can You Help Me With The Statistics? | Stats + Stories Episode 52 (Guest: Rebecca Goldin)

Hey, I'm Working On A Story And Can You Help Me With The Statistics? | Stats + Stories Episode 52 (Guest: Rebecca Goldin)

Rebecca Goldin ( @rebegol ) is a professor of mathematics George Mason University and the Director of STATS at Sense About Science USA. (Date: 3/16/2018)

 Slavery In The Modern World | Stats + Stories Episode 51 (Guest: Davina Durgana)

Slavery In The Modern World | Stats + Stories Episode 51 (Guest: Davina Durgana)

Slavery In The Modern World | Stats + Stories Episode 51 (Guest: Davina Durgana)

Davina P. Durgana (@DavinaDurgana) is Assistant Professor and Senior Practitioner Faculty at SIT Graduate Institute, human rights statistician who has developed models to assess risk and vulnerability to modern slavery. (Date: 2/28/2018)

 Reading The Book Of Love-What Can You Learn From Relationship Science? | Stats + Stories Episode 50 (Guest: Ty Tashiro)

Reading The Book Of Love-What Can You Learn From Relationship Science? | Stats + Stories Episode 50 (Guest: Ty Tashiro)

Reading The Book Of Love-What Can You Learn From Relationship Science? | Stats + Stories Episode 50 (Guest: Ty Tashiro)

Ty Tashiro (@tytashiro) is an author and relationship expert. He wrote Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome and The Science of Happily Ever After. (Date: 2/13/2018)

 Balancing Rigor And Entertainment When Telling Stories About Data | Stats + Stories Episode 49 (Guest: Nick Thieme)

Balancing Rigor And Entertainment When Telling Stories About Data | Stats + Stories Episode 49 (Guest: Nick Thieme)

Balancing Rigor And Entertainment When Telling Stories About Data | Stats + Stories Episode 49 (Guest: Nick Thieme)

Nick Thieme (@FurrierTranform) is a research fellow at University of California Hastings Institute for Innovation Law and freelance writer for a variety of outlets. Currently, his work focuses on AI regulation, cybersecurity, and pharmaceutical patent trolling. (Date: 1/31/2018)

Were The Cancer Clusters Real? Statistical Support For Evaluating Public Policy | Stats + Stories Episode 48 (Guest: David Banks)

Playing A Risky Game | Stats + Stories Episode 46 (Guest: David Banks)

David Banks is a statistician at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistics and Public Policy. (Date: 1/18/2018 & 12/4/2017)

 Just In Time For The Holiday Shopping Season - A Story About Online Marketing | Stats + Stories Episode 47 (Guest: Glenn Platt)

Just In Time For The Holiday Shopping Season - A Story About Online Marketing | Stats + Stories Episode 47 (Guest: Glenn Platt)

Just In Time For The Holiday Shopping Season - A Story About Online Marketing | Stats + Stories Episode 47 (Guest: Glenn Platt)

Glenn Platt (@glennplatt) is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Network Technology & Management & Director of Interactive Media Studies at Miami Universit. He is interested in social media marketing, digital media and e-Commerc. He is also the faculty ponsor of the Esports team at Miami. (Date: 12/29/2017)

 Thankful For A Bountiful Harvest - How Bountiful Was It And Who Produced It? | Stats + Stories Episode 45 (Guest: Linda Young)

Thankful For A Bountiful Harvest - How Bountiful Was It And Who Produced It? | Stats + Stories Episode 45  (Guest: Linda Young)

Growing Surveys - Building An Agricultural Census | Stats + Stories Episode 44 (Guest: Linda Young)

Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. (Date: 11/20/17 & 11/6/2017)

Why Don't People Like My Graphs? | Stats + Stories Episode 43 (Guest: Alberto Cairo)

Visualization And Reporting Goals: Truth, Function, Beauty, Insight, Enlightenment And Morality | Stats + Stories Episode 42 (Guest: Alberto Cairo)

Alberto Cairo @albertocairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. He's also director of the visualization program at UM's Center for Computational Science. (Date: 10/17/2017 & 10/2/2017)

 Stats Of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management And Cat Videos | Stats + Stories Episode 41 (Guest: Jessica G. Myrick)

Stats Of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management And Cat Videos | Stats + Stories Episode 41 (Guest: Jessica G. Myrick)

Stats Of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management And Cat Videos | Stats + Stories Episode 41 (Guest: Jessica G. Myrick)

Jessica G. Myrick (@jessmyrick) is an associate professor of media studies at the Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University. Her research focuses on the role of emotions in shaping our responses to various types of media messages. (Date: 9/14/2017)

A Journalist Checks His Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 40 (Guest: Alan Schwarz)

Gridiron ... Touchdown ... Field Goal ... Traumatic Brain Injury | Stats + Stories Episode 39 (Guest: Alan Schwarz)

Alan Schwarz (@alanschwarz) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with exposing the seriousness of head injuries in the National Football League and all youth athletics. (Date: 9/1/2017 & 8/17/2017)

 Describing And Measuring An $18 Trillion Economy | Stats + Stories Episode 38 (Guest: Brian Moyer)

Describing And Measuring An $18 Trillion Economy | Stats + Stories Episode 38 (Guest: Brian Moyer)

Describing And Measuring An $18 Trillion Economy | Stats + Stories Episode 38 (Guest: Brian Moyer)

Dr. Brian Moyer is director of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. BEA, made up entirely of career civil servants, is an impartial producer of official statistics on the U.S. economy. (Date: 7/28/2018)

Epidemic Trials And Tribulations | Stats + Stories Episode 37 (Guest: Susan Ellenberg)

And The Winner Of The First International Prize Of Statistics Is... Sir David Cox | Stats + Stories Episode 36 (Guest: Susan Ellenberg)

Dr. Susan Ellenberg is Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicineat the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. (Date: 7/14/2017 & 6/30/2017)

 Counting Crime | Stats + Stories Episode 35 (Guest: Jeri Mulrow)

Counting Crime | Stats + Stories Episode 35 (Guest: Jeri Mulrow)

Counting Crime | Stats + Stories Episode 35 (Guest: Jeri Mulrow)

Jeri M. Mulrow is the Acting Director for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. BJS's mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. BJS is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice. (Date: 6/15/2017)

Spotting Fake News | Stats + Stories Episode 34 (Guest: Mona Chalabi)

Sifting Through Noisy Data To Find Stories | Stats + Stories Episode 33 (Guest: Mona Chalabi)

Mona Chalabi (@MonaChalabi) is the Data Editor of The Guardian US and a columnist at New York Magazine. As well as co-producing a four-part documentary series about vaginas , Mona has written for TV shows on National Geographic, the BBC and VICE. (Date: 5/31/2017 & 5/19/2017)

Complete And Accurate Counts: Planning And Conducting The Decennial Census | Stats + Stories Episode 32 (Guest: John Thompson)

Getting The Sense Of Us From The Census | Stats + Stories Episode 31 (Guest: John Thompson)

John H. Thompson is the 24th Census Bureau Director. The Census Bureau prepares the 2020 Census and over more than 100 other censuses and surveys, which measure America's people, places and economy, and provide the basis for crucial economic indicators such as the unemployment rate. (Date: 5/17/2017 & 5/1/2017)

Do's And Don'ts Of Data Journalism | Stats + Stories Episode 30 (Guest: Andrew Flowers)

So A 70-30 Support Split Is Not A Sure Thing? | Stats + Stories Episode 29 (Guest: Andrew Flowers )

Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) is a freelance data journalist and a former quantitative editor at FiveThirtyEight.com . He writes about economics, trade, welfare, sports and more. (Date: 4/17/2017 & 3/31/2017)

 If Your Friend Believes It, Then It Must Be True - Tracking The Spread Of Fake News Across Networks. | Stats + Stories Episode 28 (Guest: Filippo Menczer )

If Your Friend Believes It, Then It Must Be True - Tracking The Spread Of Fake News Across Networks. | Stats + Stories Episode 28 (Guest: Filippo Menczer )

If Your Friend Believes It, Then It Must Be True - Tracking The Spread Of Fake News Across Networks | Stats + Stories Episode 28 (Guest: Filippo Menczer)

Filippo Menczer is a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute. (Date: 3/15/2017)

I'd Give That Study 4 Stars: Considering The Quality Of Research | Stats + Stories Episode 27 (Guest: David Spiegelhalter)

Sex By Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 26 (Guest: David Spiegelhalter)

David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, and President of the Royal Statistical Society. (Date: 2/28/2107 & 2/13/2017)

What Skills Are Needed To Work In Enrollment Offices In Higher Education? | Stats + Stories Episode 25 (Guest: Michael Kabbaz)

Reading, Writing, And Enrollment Analytics | Stats + Stories Episode 24 (Guest: Michael Kabbaz)

Michael Kabbaz is Vice President , Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Miami University. His Division includes Offices of Admission, Bursar, Career Services, Enrollment Communication, Enrollment Operations and One Stop Services, Enrollment Research and Analysis, University Registrar,Student Financial Assistance and the Student Success Center. (Date: 2/2/2017 & 1/18/2017)

 Will You Be One Of The 8% Who Keep Their New Year's Resolutions? Understanding Behavior Change. | Stats + Stories Episode 23 (Guest: Rose Marie Ward)

Will You Be One Of The 8% Who Keep Their New Year's Resolutions? Understanding Behavior Change. | Stats + Stories Episode 23 (Guest: Rose Marie Ward)

Will You Be One Of The 8% Who Keep Their New Year's Resolutions? Understanding Behavior Change. | Stats + Stories Episode 23 (Guest: Rose Marie Ward)

Dr. Rose Marie Ward is a professor in Miami University's Department of Kinesiology & Health. She studies college student health, with a focus on both addictive/harmful behaviors (alcohol use, disordered eating, unsafe and unwanted sexual behavior) and prosocial activities (women’s leadership, life satisfaction, scholastic achievement, exercise, and athleticism). (Date: 12/16/2016)

 A Political Scientist Ponders| Stats + Stories Episode 22 (Guest: Bryan Marshall)

A Political Scientist Ponders| Stats + Stories Episode 22 (Guest: Bryan Marshall)

A Political Scientist Ponders| Stats + Stories Episode 22 (Guest: Bryan Marshall)

Bryan Marshall is professor of political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His teaching and research focuses in the areas of Congress, congressional-executive relations, and quantitative methods. His recent book,Decision Making on the Modern Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press 2011) analyzes the process of judicial decision making. (Date: 10/20/2016)

 A Winning Formula For Sports | Stats + Stories Episode 21 (Guest: Dennis Lock)

A Winning Formula For Sports | Stats + Stories Episode 21 (Guest: Dennis Lock)

A Winning Formula For Sports  | Stats + Stories Episode 21 (Guest: Dennis Lock)

Dennis Lock (@LockAnalytics) currently serves as Director of Analytics for the Miami Dolphins NFL team. In his role, he supports football operations through research and statistical analyses. He has been a consultant for the Iowa State University men's basketball team and is a co-author of a popular statistics textbook. (Date: 9/12/2016)

 A Statistician Clears The Air | Stats + Stories Episode 20 (Guest: Barry Nussbaum)

A Statistician Clears The Air | Stats + Stories Episode 20 (Guest: Barry Nussbaum)

A Statistician Clears The Air | Stats + Stories Episode 20 (Guest: Barry Nussbaum)

Barry Nussbaum (@StatisticsBarry ) is former Chief Statistician at the US EPA, and is president-elect of the American Statistical Association. Included among his many accomplishments at the EPA was providing leadership to theagency effort to remove lead from gasoline (Date: 7/22/2016)

 Moving Beyond The 'Just So' When Reporting Science | Stats + Stories Episode 19 (Guest: Regina Nuzzo)

Moving Beyond The 'Just So' When Reporting Science | Stats + Stories Episode 19 (Guest: Regina Nuzzo)

Moving Beyond The 'Just So' When Reporting Science | Stats + Stories Episode 19 (Guest: Regina Nuzzo)

Regina Nuzzo (@ReginaNuzzo) is a science writer and professor of statistics at Gallaudet University. Her writings on science, medicine, health, statistics, and the scientific research process have been published in a variety of outlets, including Scientific American, Nature, ESPN, Science News, Reader's Digest, New Scientist, and the Los Angeles Times. (Date: 6/8/2016)

 Sports Reporting In The Digital Era | Stats + Stories Episode 18 (Guest: Terence Moore)

Sports Reporting In The Digital Era | Stats + Stories Episode 18 (Guest: Terence Moore)

Sports Reporting In The Digital Era | Stats + Stories Episode 18 (Guest: Terence Moore)

Terence Moore (@TMooreSports) is a national sports columnist and commentator who is a regular television contributor to CNN, ESPN "Outside the Lines and MSNBC. He also is a columnist for SportsonEarth.com, MLB.com and CNN.com. In addition, he does television work for the NFL Network, and he appears every Sunday night on a locally top-rated show in Atlanta.  (Date: 4/26/16)

 A New Equation For Modern Journalism | Stats + Stories Episode 17 (Guest: Trevor Butterworth)

A New Equation For Modern Journalism | Stats + Stories Episode 17 (Guest: Trevor Butterworth)

A New Equation For Modern Journalism | Stats + Stories Episode 17 (Guest: Trevor Butterworth)

Trevor Butterworth is Director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest. He is also editor of STATS.org, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA that promotes statistical literacy in the news media. (Date: 2/9/2016)

 The Rule Of Numbers And The Role Of The Press: What Should The Journalist Do In The Age Of Big Data? | Stats + Stories Episode 16 (Guest: Trevor Butterworth)

The Rule Of Numbers And The Role Of The Press: What Should The Journalist Do In The Age Of Big Data? | Stats + Stories Episode 16 (Guest: Trevor Butterworth)

The Rule Of Numbers And The Role Of The Press: What Should The Journalist Do In The Age Of Big Data? | Stats + Stories Episode 16 (Guest: Trevor Butterworth)

Trevor Butterworth is Director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest. He is also editor of STATS.org, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA that promotes statistical literacy in the news media. (Date: 12/14/2015)

 Screening And Intervention For Substance Abuse | Stats + Stories Episode 15 (Guest: Nicholas Horton)

Screening And Intervention For Substance Abuse | Stats + Stories Episode 15 (Guest: Nicholas Horton)

Screening And Intervention For Substance Abuse | Stats + Stories Episode 15 (Guest: Nicholas Horton)

Nicholas Horton is a Professor of Statistics at Amherst College. His methodologic research interests are in longitudinal regression models and missing data methods. His collaborative statistical work focuses on psychiatric epidemiology and substance abuse research. Nick serves as an associate editor for CHANCEand The American Statistician. (Date: 7/6/2015)

 Personalizing The World | Stats + Stories Episode 14 (Guest: Paul Hunter)

Personalizing The World | Stats + Stories Episode 14 (Guest: Paul Hunter)

Personalizing The World | Stats + Stories Episode 14 (Guest: Paul Hunter)

Paul Hunter is managing director of Customer Knowledge at dunnhumby . Customer Knowledge is understanding what customers feel, think and do to empower dunnhumby’s clients strategies. dunnhumby works with the world’s largest retailers and brands. Paul has over 25 years in leveraging data and technology to improve marketing decisions. (Date: 4/29/2015)

 Reading, Writing And Statistics? - Data Analysis And Statistical Literacy For All | Stats + Stories Episode 13 (Guest: Christine Franklin)

Reading, Writing And Statistics? - Data Analysis And Statistical Literacy For All | Stats + Stories Episode 13 (Guest: Christine Franklin)


Reading, Writing And Statistics? - Data Analysis And Statistical Literacy For All | Stats + Stories Episode 13 (Guest: Christine Franklin)

Christine Franklin, Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in Statistics at the University of Georgia, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to talk about educating students to be statistically literate citizens. (Date: 2/20/2015)

 Numbers As Plot Elements In Financial Reporting | Stats + Stories Episode 12 (Guest: Alex Blumberg)

Numbers As Plot Elements In Financial Reporting | Stats + Stories Episode 12 (Guest: Alex Blumberg)

Numbers As Plot Elements In Financial Reporting | Stats + Stories Episode 12 (Guest: Alex Blumberg)

Alex Blumberg is a radio and podcast producer who has launched the podcast 'Startup' - a "series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one." (Date: 1/27/2015)

 ESP - Evaluating Statistics For Psychic Phenomena | Stats + Stories Episode 11 (Guest: Jessica Utts)

ESP - Evaluating Statistics For Psychic Phenomena | Stats + Stories Episode 11 (Guest: Jessica Utts)

ESP - Evaluating Statistics For Psychic Phenomena | Stats + Stories Episode 11 (Guest: Jessica Utts)

Jessica Utts, professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine, and the incoming 2016 President of the American Statistical Association, joined Stats and Stories to discuss research on the possible existence of psychic abilities. (Date: 10/29/2014)

 Workplace Safety | Stats + Stories Episode 10 (Guest: Chris Whittaker Sofge)

Workplace Safety | Stats + Stories Episode 10 (Guest: Chris Whittaker Sofge)

Workplace Safety | Stats + Stories Episode 10 (Guest: Chris Whittaker Sofge)

Chris Whittaker Sofge is a toxicologist who leads a team that conducts quantitative risk assessment for hazards in the workplace. She is the Chief of the Risk Evaluation Branch in the Education and Information Division at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (Date: 9/29/2014)

 Medicine Is Getting Personal... | Stats + Stories Episode 9 (Guest: Bonnie LaFleur)

Medicine Is Getting Personal... | Stats + Stories Episode 9 (Guest: Bonnie LaFleur)

Medicine Is Getting Personal... | Stats + Stories Episode 9 (Guest: Bonnie LaFleur)

Bonnie LaFleur has over fifteen years of experience in statistical and cancer research, and in teaching both physicians and degree seeking statistics/biostatistics students. (Date: 8/28/2017)

 How Do I Know This Medicine Works? | Stats + Stories Episode 8 (Guest: Marie Davidian)

How Do I Know This Medicine Works? | Stats + Stories Episode 8 (Guest: Marie Davidian)

How Do I Know This Medicine Works? | Stats + Stories Episode 8 (Guest: Marie Davidian) 

Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds professor of statistics from North Carolina State University and past president of the American Statistical Association joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss studies that underlie drug development.  Marie has broad interest and expertise involving the development and application of statistical methods to challenges in health science research. (Date: 7/7/2014)

 What Do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show And Stats + Stories Have In Common? | Stats + Stories Episode 7 (Guest: Rick Ludwin)

What Do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show And Stats + Stories Have In Common? | Stats + Stories Episode 7 (Guest: Rick Ludwin)

What Do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show And Stats + Stories Have In Common? | Stats + Stories Episode 7 (Guest: Rick Ludwin) 

Rick Ludwin was hired by NBC Entertainment in 1979 and made director of variety shows there in 1980. He then became vice president for specials and variety programs in 1983; senior VP for specials, variety programs and late-night in 1989; and executive VP for NBC’s late-night and prime time series in 2005. (Date: 5/29/2014)
 

 Earth Day: Evaluating Environmental Impacts By The Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 6 (Guest: Jim Oris)

Earth Day: Evaluating Environmental Impacts By The Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 6 (Guest: Jim Oris)

Earth Day: Evaluating Environmental Impacts By The Numbers | Stats + Stories Episode 6 (Guest: Jim Oris)

Jim Oris is Associate Provost for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, andUniversity Distinguished Professor of Biology at Miami University (Ohio). Jim has spent the last 36 years exploring the effects of fossil fuels and their combustion products in freshwater and marine ecosystems. (Date: 4/22/2014)

 Health, Privacy And Confidentiality | Stats + Stories Episode 5 (Guest: Paul Scanlon)

Health, Privacy And Confidentiality | Stats + Stories Episode 5 (Guest: Paul Scanlon)

Health, Privacy Avnd Confidentiality | Stats + Stories Episode 5 (Guest: Paul Scanlon) 

Paul Scanlon is a survey methodologist and research social scientist in the Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. (Date: 2/18/2014)

 CSI - Crime Stats Investigated | Stats + Stories Episode 4 (Guest: Karen Kafadar)

CSI - Crime Stats Investigated | Stats + Stories Episode 4 (Guest: Karen Kafadar)

CSI - Crime Stats Investigated | Stats + Stories Episode 4 (Guest: Karen Kafadar) 

Karen Kafadar, Rudy Professor of Statistics and Physics at Indiana University, joined the  Stats+Stories regulars to discuss forensic science, the evidence used help solve crimes. (Date: 1/10/2014)

 What Are The Patterns Of Aging And How This Might Inform Policy? | Stats + Stories Episode 3 (Guest: Suzanne Kunkel)

What Are The Patterns Of Aging And How This Might Inform Policy? | Stats + Stories Episode 3 (Guest: Suzanne Kunkel)

What Are The Patterns Of Aging And How This Might Inform Policy? | Stats + Stories Episode 3 (Guest: Suzanne Kunkel)

Suzanne Kunkel, Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss the statistics that help us understand the patterns of aging and how this might inform policy. (Date: 11/25/2013)

 What Does the Census Do During the Other Nine Years? | Stats + Stories Episode 2 (Guest: Tommy Wright)

What Does the Census Do During the Other Nine Years? | Stats + Stories Episode 2 (Guest: Tommy Wright)

What Does the Census Do During the Other Nine Years? | Stats + Stories Episode 2 (Guest: Tommy Wright)

Tommy Wright, statistician in the US Census Center for Statistical Research and Methodology, joined the Stats+Stories regulars to discuss what the US Census Bureau does and why it is important. (Date: 9/20/2013)

 Baseball And Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 1 (Guest: Jim Albert)

Baseball And Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 1 (Guest: Jim Albert)

Baseball And Statistics | Stats + Stories Episode 1 (Guest: Jim Albert)

Jim Albert, co-author of Curveball: Baseball, Statistics and the Role of Chance in the Game , editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis and Sports, and professor of statistics at Bowling Green State University. (Date: 5/9/2013)