Browsing articles in "Opinion"

IMS: a cross-continent human network (with free student membership)

IMS President Bin Yu writes: As I am finishing my term as the IMS President and transitioning into the role of Past-President, I have been reflecting on the roles of [ More.. ]

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Nov 17, 2013

Resolving Irreproducibility in Empirical and Computational Research

Victoria Stodden writes: The reproducibility of published findings is becoming a hot topic. From reports in the popular press to congressional activity, and from scholarly society engagement to academic publications [ More.. ]

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Jul 16, 2013

Professional Societies: Still Relevant for Junior Researchers?

Nicole Lazar is a contributing editor of the IMS Bulletin. She writes: A February 27, 2013 posting by Alice Meadows on the website scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org bore the title Are Scholarly Societies [ More.. ]

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May 16, 2013

Debate: Are pseudo-academic journals worrying?

Jean Opsomer highlights the rise in dubious journals and conferences, and asks whether we—particularly new researchers—should be concerned: Many of us regularly receive email invitations to submit articles to journals [ More.. ]

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Ethics in Publishing

Former IMS Bulletin Editor, and current Co-editor of JASA, Xuming He, writes: In order to disseminate our research results, we are expected to publish. We also publish to establish a [ More.. ]

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Feb 27, 2013

In Search of a Statistical Culture

Radu V Craiu, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, considers whether statisticians need a new image: We keep hearing stories about insomniac surgeons, smug lawyers who all happen to be [ More.. ]

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Refereeing and psychoanalysis

IMS Bulletin Editor Dimitris Politis writes: Refereeing is part of the job description for most of us. Good papers get even better after receiving expert feedback, and mediocre papers are [ More.. ]

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Mar 25, 2012

Author Identity and Open Bibliography

Jim Pitman writes about the increasing importance of author identity in the online universe, to allow authors due credit for their work, to assist researchers in navigating the vast universe of bibliographic data, and to facilitate collaborations between authors with similar or complementary interests. But what can YOU do?

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Oct 2, 2011

One new course each year?

Xuming He writes: I went to college because I thought that I would know all about mathematics after four years in college. By the time I completed my PhD, I [ More.. ]

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