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Stats + Stories: Bootstrapping an International Prize

Stats and Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Every once in a while, in any discipline a breakthrough is made that revolutionizes the fabric of the way we understand things. We have Newton and gravity, Watson, Crick and Franklin and the structure of D.N.A. and Bill Walsh with the West Coast offense. In the world of statistics one of the largest breakthroughs in the last century is something called bootstrapping, which is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. John Bailer, Chair of Miami University’s statistics department, and Richard Campbell of Media, Journalism and Film, are joined by guest Brad Efron, the creator of the bootstrap technique. A veteran statistician, an academic and now one of two people to be awarded the international prize in statistics. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.

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