People from all walks of life rely on statistics and statistical analysis to make better decisions. Scientists use statistics to assess the effectiveness of drugs, politicians to develop policy, and company managers to create and improve products and services. Significance explains how and why statistics helps in these and other areas of life, science and commerce. Our articles are written by statisticians for anyone with an interest in the analysis and interpretation of data.
We challenge myths, provide a unique perspective on the stories of the day, and use statistics to address society's most difficult questions.
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Significance is an official magazine of the Royal Statistical Society, the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA).
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Further information for contributors can be found on the Significance website.
Sandra Alba (KIT Royal Tropical Institute)
Mario Cortina Borja (University College London)
Carlos Grajales (Statistical consultant)
Francesca Little (University of Cape Town)
Robert Matthews (Aston University)
Jordi Prats Rodríguez (Segula Technologies, Barcelona)
Theresa Smith (University of Bath)
James Tucker (Office for National Statistics)
Michael Wallace (University of Waterloo)
ZhiMin Xiao (University of Essex)
James Cochran (University of Alabama)
Marco Geraci (Sapienza University of Rome)
Amanda Golbeck (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Mary J. Kwasny (Northwestern University)
Claire McKay Bowen (Urban Institute)
Megan Price (Human Rights Data Analysis Group)
V. A. Samaranayake (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Mary Ryan (Yale Center for Analytical Sciences)
Susan Spruill (Applied Statistics and Consulting)
Kelly H. Zou (Viatris)
SSA membersKaren E. Lamb (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne)
Damjan Vukcevic (Monash University)
Susanna Cramb (Queensland University of Technology) - interim
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