AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
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Washington Statistical Society Seminar Video
A video recording is now available from a May 9th, 2012 seminar in Washington, DC. Abstracts:
Introduction to Statistics Without Borders
Gary Shapiro, Chair Statistics Without Borders
Gary will briefly discuss the mission and current status of Statistics Without Borders (SWB), an all-volunteer Outreach Group of the American Statistical Association that provides services in the area of international health. He will then briefly discuss a few of the projects that SWB has and is working on. This talk will serve as an introduction to the main presentation by Shari McGee, on work SWB did for the organization Global Citizen Year.
Discussion of Global Citizen Year Project
Shari McGee, Lillian Park, and Geoffrey Urland
The Global Citizen Year (GCY) project consisted of data analysis of the year abroad survey, categorizing open-ended responses and further analysis of key questions chosen by the GCY group to evaluate participant satisfaction with the year abroad program. The statisticians also helped GCY calculate its Net Promoter Score (NPS), a management tool used to determine the loyalty of an organization's customers (in the case of GCY, students). The NPS is highly regarded as a more effective measurement alternative to traditional customer research. Shari's presentation will focus on this work, the outcome, and the lessons learned.
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