Practical Significance

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10 episodes
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Date created
2021/02/23
Last published
2022/05/31
Average duration
30 min.
Release period
31 days

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Practical Significance is a podcast to inspire listeners with compelling stories from statistics and data science and to propel data-driven careers forward with learning opportunities for all.

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Practical Significance | Episode 18: Celebrating with the First Pride Scholarship Winners, Evan and Holly
2022/05/31
June is Pride Month and Practical Significance co-hosts Donna LaLonde and Ron Wasserstein welcome to the show the first ASA Pride Scholarship recipients, Holly Bossart and Evan Boyle. The ASA Pride Scholarship was established to raise awareness for and support the success of LGBTQ+ statisticians and data scientists and allies. Through the scholarship, we celebrate the diverse perspectives of our community. Evan, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego, and Holly, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon, reflect on the past year and next steps in their career journeys ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 18: Celebrating with the First Pride Scholarship Winners, Evan and Holly first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 17: A Roadmap for Change–Recommendations from the ASA Anti-Racism Task Force
2022/04/27
The ASA Anti-Racism Task Force has developed recommendations to support positive cultural change within the association and broader community. In this edition of Practical Significance, task force co-chairs Adrian Coles and David Marker present some of those recommendations and share insights they gained while working on this monumental project. The task force reviewed the ASA’s internal structure and governance, as well as ways statistics can be used positively or negatively in matters of race and ethnicity. Coles and Marker explain why these factors are important. They also discuss how the task ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 17: A Roadmap for Change–Recommendations from the ASA Anti-Racism Task Force first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 16: Participation Matters: Recommendations from the ASA Publications Task Force
2022/03/28
The review process for publication in ASA journals is highly competitive and, for some, there exist barriers for participation. This month, Practical Significance welcomes two members of the ASA Publications Task Force, Rebecca Hubbard and Kelly McConville, who share the findings of the task force and their vision for the future. Gleaning from personal experience, Rebecca and Kelly reveal the challenges they faced, which fuel their passion for the work of the task force. They discuss several critical recommendations, including identifying barriers for participation in the overall publications process—publishing, reviewing, and ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 16: Participation Matters: Recommendations from the ASA Publications Task Force first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 15: Meet the ASA Meetings Staff – Kathleen, Kristin, Christina, and Naomi!
2022/02/25
Are you psyched to attend in-person conferences again? The ASA staff is! The March edition of Practical Significance features members of the ASA Meetings Department—Kathleen Wert, Kristin Mohebbi, Naomi Friedman, and Christina Link. They share with co-hosts Donna and Ron how they design ASA meetings as crucial pathways to engage, educate, and network with fellow members. These include the Joint Statistical Meetings, Symposium on Data Science and Statistics, Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop, Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference, International Conference on Health Policy Statistics, and Conference on Statistical Practice. ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 15: Meet the ASA Meetings Staff – Kathleen, Kristin, Christina, and Naomi! first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 14: The ASA Committee on Statistics & Disability Working to Improve Accessibility
2022/01/26
The ASA Committee on Statistics and Disability (CSD) was recently reactivated, and co-hosts Donna and Ron welcome to the show two committee members: Ryan Machtmes and Erin Chapman. Together, they discuss the committee’s updated charge to serve the disability community within the ASA. Erin and Ryan share their personal stories and the importance of the CSD’s revised charge, as well as programs the committee is considering for the ASA community. They detail the goal of providing guidance on best practices and universal design to improve accessibility to statistics for the ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 14: The ASA Committee on Statistics & Disability Working to Improve Accessibility first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 13: Leading the Way—A Look Ahead with 2022 ASA President Kathy Ensor
2021/12/29
Practical Significance celebrates the kick-off of its second season, and we thank our listeners for their continued support of this endeavor! In 2021, we featured a diverse and engaging lineup of ASA members who shared their passions, professional initiatives, and aspirations—a deep dive into the work they love and where it’s taken them. And that mission continues! For the January edition, co-hosts Donna and Ron welcome to the show 2022 ASA President Kathy Ensor, who shares a peek into her “day job” as the Noah G. Harding Professor of ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 13: Leading the Way—A Look Ahead with 2022 ASA President Kathy Ensor first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 12: Auld Lang Syne⁠—A Conversation with Outgoing ASA Board Members
2021/11/19
The critical work of our association is accomplished by volunteers, and leading the charge are the members of the board of directors. As Practical Significance celebrates its one-year anniversary, co-hosts Donna and Ron have a warm and reflective conversation with outgoing board members Dick De Veaux, Mark Glickman, Anamaria Kazanis, and Wendy Martinez. Each share what they learned about the ASA from serving on the board and how the experience has influenced how they think about the profession. They swap stories about their favorite memories and reveal the projects they ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 12: Auld Lang Syne⁠—A Conversation with Outgoing ASA Board Members first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 11: Statisticians Making a Difference
2021/10/26
Service is a critical component driving the strength and vitality of the ASA, as well as some of its members. Practical Significance hosts two such members who aim to “make a difference” by lending their expertise to outside organizations striving to make the world a better place. During this month’s episode, Davina Durgana, chair of Statistics Without Borders, and David Corliss, founder of Peace-Work, reflect on their experiences and discuss the importance of their work. David and Davina discuss the mission of their respective organizations, a memorable project, and how service ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 11: Statisticians Making a Difference first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 10: Let’s Talk: Leadership, Education, and Mentorship⁠—A Conversation with Monica Jackson
2021/09/28
Practical Significance co-hosts Donna LaLondeand Ron Wassersteinwelcome to the show Monica Jackson, who was recently named deputy provost and dean of faculty at American University, and the three discuss opportunities in undergraduate and graduate statistics education. As Monica takes on her new leadership position, she shares initiatives she is excited about, the changes she’d like to see, and the challenges that lie ahead in the education arena. She also discusses her mentors, her leadership role in the JEDI Outreach Group, and the impact of COVID-19 at American University. Discover how being ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 10: Let’s Talk: Leadership, Education, and Mentorship⁠—A Conversation with Monica Jackson first appeared on Amstat News.
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Practical Significance | Episode 9: From Co-Host to Guest—Donna Turns the Tables on Ron
2021/08/30
For this special edition of Practical Significance, the special guest is Ron Wasserstein. The episode is a lively and candid conversation between co-hosts Donna LaLonde, the ASA director of strategic initiatives and outreach, and Ron Wasserstein, the ASA’s executive director. Colleagues and friends for 30 years, Donna turns the tables on her co-host. The two kick off with a back and forth on JSM 2021—highlights, favorite sessions, and many shout-outs! Then the tables are turned. Donna asks Ron about the two big things that keep him up at night as he ... The post Practical Significance | Episode 9: From Co-Host to Guest—Donna Turns the Tables on Ron first appeared on Amstat News.
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