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Distinguished Statistics Lecture--"Sampling in a Data Rich World"

Mathematics - Colloquium

Friday, December 9, 2005
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Stratton Hall
203

Speaker: Dr. Fritz Scheuren (President, American Statistical Association)

Abstract: The paradigm of sampling is shifting in business surveys in response to large operational data sets and cheap computing, combined with expensive (and necessarily) small samples.

In this environment the role of randomization at inference inevitably has been increasingly overshadowed by the role of models and diagnostics that robustness and representativeness have been achieved. Some history will be given of this movement and some new and old tools discussed in ensemble, using a case study example from practice.

Suggested Audiences: Adult, College

E-mail: ma-chair@wpi.edu

Last Modified: December 5, 2005 at 2:44 PM

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