That's not a two ‐sided test! It's two one‐sided tests!
When carrying out and reporting tests of significance, researchers might claim to have conducted a two ‐sided test when in fact they have conducted one‐sided tests.Mark Rubin explains the confusion and how to avoid it (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Mark Rubin Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Computer says …
As AI ‐augmented decision‐making advances,Nicole Wheeler wonders who will be left behind (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Nicole Wheeler Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Galton's gleam Visual thinking and graphic discoveries
Michael Friendly andHoward Wainer recount the tale of Francis Galton and his discovery of weather patterns, which led to modern weather maps – providing a glimpse into the history of visual thinking and graphic communication, the subject of their new book (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Michael Friendly, Howard Wainer Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Yellow fever Discovering the cause and designing effective experiments
Ronald D. Fricker, Jr andSteven E. Rigdon tell the story of medical researchers in the late nineteenth century, some of whom went to extreme lengths to identify the transmission mechanism of a killer disease (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Ronald D. Fricker, Steven E. Rigdon Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Dark data
On being misled by what isn't there, and what to do about it. ByDavid J. Hand (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: David J. Hand Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

The impact of the Covid ‐19 pandemic on Italian mobility
Francesco Finazzi andAlessandro Fass ò use location data collected by an earthquake ‐monitoring app to gauge compliance with lockdown measures in Italy (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Francesco Finazzi, Alessandro Fass ò Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Tests in short supply? Try group testing
Christopher R. Bilder, Peter C. Iwen, Baha Abdalhamid, Joshua M. Tebbs andChristopher S. McMahan explain how, by pooling specimens, testing capacity for SARS ‐CoV‐2 can be increased (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Christopher R. Bilder, Peter C. Iwen, Baha Abdalhamid, Joshua M. Tebbs, Christopher S. McMahan Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

How do epidemiologists know how many people will get Covid ‐19?
Patrick Ball explains the SIR model (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Patrick Ball Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

The two faces of meta ‐analysis
Meta ‐analysis is a statistical technique for combining studies in order to obtain a larger sample size and produce a more stable estimate of an effect. But, like any technique, it can be well used or abused, saysGeoffrey C. Kabat (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Geoffrey C. Kabat Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Have data leaks been plugged?
A new analysis suggests that UK government statistics were once leaking early, but no longer.Michael Baxter reports (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Michael Baxter Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Investigating the “Carnegie effect”
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie claimed that parents who bequeath vast fortunes to their children deaden the “talents and energies” of their offspring. But do inheritances really have such effects, and can those effects be quantified?Erlend E. B ⊘, Elin Halvorsen andThor O. Thoresen investigate (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Erlend E. B ⊘, Elin Halvorsen, Thor O. Thoresen Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

In response/ Puzzle
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 46-47, June 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Response Source Type: research

Pandemics and exponential growth
James J. Cochran explains why a misunderstanding or disregard of exponential growth may have extremely grave consequences (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: James J. Cochran Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

An audio guide to uncertainty
David Spiegelhalter tellsBrian Tarran about his new podcast,Risky Talk (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Closing Source Type: research

Dr Fisher's casebook
The inescapable topic (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Why we need more coronavirus tests than we think we need
James J. Cochran on the importance of testing a random sample (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: James J. Cochran Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

The Covid ‐19 pandemic
Statistics, statistical concepts and perspectives (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Tracking the Covid ‐19 conversation
As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, there was little time for much else (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Contents
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 2-3, June 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: Contents Source Type: research

Change of plan
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 1-1, June 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

That's not a two ‐sided test! It's two one‐sided tests!
When carrying out and reporting tests of significance, researchers might claim to have conducted a two ‐sided test when in fact they have conducted one‐sided tests.Mark Rubin explains the confusion and how to avoid it (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Mark Rubin Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Computer says …
As AI ‐augmented decision‐making advances,Nicole Wheeler wonders who will be left behind (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Nicole Wheeler Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Galton's gleam Visual thinking and graphic discoveries
Michael Friendly andHoward Wainer recount the tale of Francis Galton and his discovery of weather patterns, which led to modern weather maps – providing a glimpse into the history of visual thinking and graphic communication, the subject of their new book (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Michael Friendly, Howard Wainer Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Yellow fever Discovering the cause and designing effective experiments
Ronald D. Fricker, Jr andSteven E. Rigdon tell the story of medical researchers in the late nineteenth century, some of whom went to extreme lengths to identify the transmission mechanism of a killer disease (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Ronald D. Fricker, Steven E. Rigdon Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Dark data
On being misled by what isn't there, and what to do about it. ByDavid J. Hand (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: David J. Hand Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

The impact of the Covid ‐19 pandemic on Italian mobility
Francesco Finazzi andAlessandro Fass ò use location data collected by an earthquake ‐monitoring app to gauge compliance with lockdown measures in Italy (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Francesco Finazzi, Alessandro Fass ò Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Tests in short supply? Try group testing
Christopher R. Bilder, Peter C. Iwen, Baha Abdalhamid, Joshua M. Tebbs andChristopher S. McMahan explain how, by pooling specimens, testing capacity for SARS ‐CoV‐2 can be increased (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Christopher R. Bilder, Peter C. Iwen, Baha Abdalhamid, Joshua M. Tebbs, Christopher S. McMahan Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

How do epidemiologists know how many people will get Covid ‐19?
Patrick Ball explains the SIR model (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Patrick Ball Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

The two faces of meta ‐analysis
Meta ‐analysis is a statistical technique for combining studies in order to obtain a larger sample size and produce a more stable estimate of an effect. But, like any technique, it can be well used or abused, saysGeoffrey C. Kabat (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Geoffrey C. Kabat Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Have data leaks been plugged?
A new analysis suggests that UK government statistics were once leaking early, but no longer.Michael Baxter reports (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Michael Baxter Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Investigating the “Carnegie effect”
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie claimed that parents who bequeath vast fortunes to their children deaden the “talents and energies” of their offspring. But do inheritances really have such effects, and can those effects be quantified?Erlend E. B ⊘, Elin Halvorsen andThor O. Thoresen investigate (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Erlend E. B ⊘, Elin Halvorsen, Thor O. Thoresen Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

In response/ Puzzle
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 46-47, June 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Response Source Type: research

Pandemics and exponential growth
James J. Cochran explains why a misunderstanding or disregard of exponential growth may have extremely grave consequences (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: James J. Cochran Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

An audio guide to uncertainty
David Spiegelhalter tellsBrian Tarran about his new podcast,Risky Talk (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Closing Source Type: research

Dr Fisher's casebook
The inescapable topic (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Why we need more coronavirus tests than we think we need
James J. Cochran on the importance of testing a random sample (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: James J. Cochran Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

The Covid ‐19 pandemic
Statistics, statistical concepts and perspectives (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

Tracking the Covid ‐19 conversation
As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, there was little time for much else (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Contents
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 2-3, June 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: Contents Source Type: research

Change of plan
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 1-1, June 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - May 27, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

“Sleeping beauties” in statistics
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 48-48, April 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Nozer D. Singpurwalla Tags: In Closing Source Type: research

Modern Nightingales
Five statisticians keeping the spirit of Florence Nightingale alive. Interviews by Robert Langkj ær‐Bain (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Robert Langkj ær‐Bain Tags: In Detail Source Type: research

In Response
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 46-47, April 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Review Source Type: research

Dr Fisher's casebook
This time next year, will we be millionaires? (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Different worlds Confirmatory versus exploratory research
Simon Schwab andLeonhard Held explain the differences between confirmatory and exploratory research and the dangers of confusing the two concepts (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Simon Schwab, Leonhard Held Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

The importance of being Florence
Florence Nightingale was a celebrity in her own lifetime, inspiring medical professionals, statisticians … and parents of new‐born girls.Mario Cortina Borja analyses naming patterns before and after the “Nightingale mania” of the 1850s (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Mario Cortina Borja Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

News
UCL inquiry: Galton, Pearson names should be removed: Committee investigating historical links to eugenics calls for university buildings and lecture theatres to be renamed (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: In Brief Source Type: research

Contents
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 2-3, April 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Tags: Contents Source Type: research

Finding Nightingale
Significance, Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 1-1, April 2020. (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Brian Tarran Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Supporting an inclusive community: A Caucus for Women in Statistics
The Caucus for Women in Statistics is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021.Amanda Golbeck, a former caucus president, recounts some of its history (Source: Significance)
Source: Significance - March 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Authors: Amanda Golbeck Tags: In Practice Source Type: research