Department of Biostatistics Chair Sally Morton is a founding editor of a new open-access American Statistical Association (ASA) journal Statistics and Public Policy. The ASA press release is shown below.
A New Open-Access Journal from the ASA
Established in 2013 and produced electronically, the journal Statistics and Public Policy (SPP)
publishes papers that apply strong statistical methodology to problems in the realm of public policy and relevant political science. Articles address international, national, or local policy questions.
Statistics and Public Policy debut issue table of contents:
- The Twentieth-Century Reversal: How did the Republican states Switch to the Democrats and Vice Versa? by Andrew Gelman
- How Informative are Vital Registration Data for Estimating Maternal Mortality? A Bayesian Analysis of WHO Adjustment Data and Parameters, by Fengqing Chao and Leontine Alkema
- The Sensitivity of Value-Added Estimates to Specification Adjustments: Evidence from School- and Teacher-Level Models in Missouri, by Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, and Michael J. Podgursky
- Does the Model Matter? Exploring the Relationship Between Different Student Achievement-Based Teacher Assessments, by Dan Goldhaber, Joe Walch, and Brian Gabele
- Weight Calculations for Panel Surveys with Sub-Sampling and Split-off Tracking, by Kristen Himelein
- The Statistical Role in Voter Identification (ID) Laws, by David A. Marker
David Banks, Duke University
Sharon Lohr, Westat
Daniel McCaffrey, Educational Testing Service
Sally Morton, University of Pittsburgh