Stats + Stories Stats+Stories explores quantitative ideas in our daily lives and in journalism.Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association.
Stats + Stories

Stats + Stories

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Stats+Stories explores quantitative ideas in our daily lives and in journalism.Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association.

Most Recent Episodes

Stats + Stories: Who's Behind All These Gig Economy Jobs?

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. The Internet is ubiquitous, as are the algorithms and programs that shape our experiences. They invisibly guide what ads we see, what search results we get, and what content is flagged as inappropriate in social media spaces. What is also invisible, though just as ubiquitous is the human labor that holds it all up. A new book calls such labor "ghost work" and it's the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories.

Stats + Stories: Measuring the Data that Shapes Public Policy

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. How do you know you're measuring what you claim to measure? How do you know the measurement is any good? Measuring data for public policy, particularly in education is the focus of this episode of Stats & Short Stories. John Bailer is joined in the studio by regular panelists Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell from the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guests are from education research non

Stats + Stories: The False Discovery Rate

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. The Karl Pearson prize for contemporary research contribution is one of the biggest awards in the statistical community. Given out every two years by the International Statistical institute, the award recognizes research published sometime in the last 30 years that has, "profound influence on statistical theory, methodology, practice or applications". The work of the latest winner is the subject of this episode of

Stats + Stories: Back to School Statistics

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. School districts across the United States are working to understand how to best meet the educational needs of their students as well as the instructional needs of their teachers. Increasingly districts are turning to data to help them do that. The data of education and educational policy is the focus of the latest episode of Stats & Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in studio by regular panelists John

Stats + Stories: Making the Census Count

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. The Census is something most people don't think about until they get a Census form in the mail or meet a Census worker in person – but taking a census of those living in the United States is one of the most important things the government does. Census data influences the creation of voting districts, determines how many members of the House of Representatives a state sends to Congress, and can impact the types and

Stats + Stories: How A Stats Legend Got His Start

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. How do you become a statistician? You start out thinking you're going to study one thing, and then you end up studying something else. In this, Stats and Short Stories episode, John Bailer, Chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University and regular panelists Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell from the Departments of Media, Journalism, and Film are joined remotely by Yoav Benjamini, The Nathan &

Stats + Stories: Sports Stats in 2019

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Baseball season is in play. The Women's World Cup occurred in the summer of 2019. Sports and statistics are now going together like peanut butter and jelly. Why is this? Why do we see that statistics being embraced by many sports organizations? In this Stats & Short Stories episode, John Bailer, Chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University, is joined in the studio by regular panelists Rosemary

Stats + Stories: How Well Can You Study the Brain

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. In this Stats and Stories short episode, John Bailer, chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University is joined by Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell, Professors in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest is Nicole Lazar, Professor of Statistics at the University of Georgia. She's currently President of the Caucus of Women in Statistics and talks about collecting and understanding

Stats + Stories: Superbug Statistics

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. Media are replete with stories of the next big bug. Books like the Stand and films like Contagion have relied on the fear of and fascination with deadly disease to draw audiences to them, while news outlets regularly feature stories about the latest strain of drug-resistant bacteria. Researching and tracking the next big bug is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by

Stats + Stories: How Do You Measure Frailty

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University. In this Stats and Short Stories episode, John Bailer, Chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University, and colleagues Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell, Professors in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film, are joined by Karen Bandeen-Rouche, Hurley Dorrier Professor, and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at John Hopkins University. She's a statistical leader in geronmetrics, the

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