Sept. 29, 30: What probability and Forrest Gump teach us about the New Mexico lottery

September 28, 2015 by Staff, NMSU Hotline

Statistics seminar series to be held Sept. 29 and 30

The NMSU Student Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business will host a seminar series featuring Ron Wasserstein, the executive director of the ASA.

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Recently, a journal edited by faculty at New Mexico State University banned the use of p-values in articles in the journal. During the first seminar that will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 29, in Domenici Hall Room 106, Wasserstein will share his insights regarding the “p-value debate.” A social will follow.

Wasserstein will present on “What probability and Forrest Gump teach us about the New Mexico lottery” at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, in Guthrie Hall Room 101. During this seminar, Wasserstein will give attendees the opportunity to participate in a simulated lottery and will answer “What are your chances of winning the big jackpot?”

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