Challenges and Opportunities for Statistics and Statistical Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward

  title={Challenges and Opportunities for Statistics and Statistical Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward},
  author={Nicholas J. Horton},
  journal={The American Statistician},
  pages={138 - 145}
  • N. Horton
  • Published 7 March 2015
  • Education
  • The American Statistician
The 175th anniversary of the ASA provides an opportunity to look back into the past and peer into the future. What led our forebears to found the association? What commonalities do we still see? What insights might we glean from their experiences and observations? I will use the anniversary as a chance to reflect on where we are now and where we are headed in terms of statistical education amidst the growth of data science. Statistics is the science of learning from data. By fostering more… 
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