SSA members regularly publish articles at The Conversation website https://theconversation.com/au.
SSA Member Christopher Drovandi, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Queensland University of Technology recently published “What the stats say: is Steve Smith the second-best Australian cricket batsman ever?” at the website. See
https://theconversation.com/what-the-stats-say-is-steve-smith-the-second-best-australian-cricket-batsman-ever-89773. Chris outlines how statistical modelling is required once the outstanding outlier Donald Bradman is removed from the data set. It is refreshing to see such a clear and in-depth statistical modelling article aimed at a general audience.
The Statistical Society of Australia is working with The Conversation to put together a landing page on https://theconversation.com/au where all SSA’s member contributors and their articles appear, showcasing the expertise in the society, and providing a go-to page for The Conversation editors when they need an article on news or views with a statistical flavour.
The Conversation is an online independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community. They aim to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues and so contribute to a better quality of public discourse and conversations.
To aid us in this endeavour can you please:
a) let us know if they currently have any The Conversation articles and want to be part of the SSA The Conversation Expert page,
b) declare your SSA membership on new The Conversation articles, and
c) let us know when you have an article out.
If you have published any articles can you please let us know
Peter Baker, Chair of SSA Media and Communications Committee,
Marie-Louise Rankin, Executive Officer SSA, [email protected]