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American Statistical Association

Open Access at Taylor & Francis

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians.

Since it was founded in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. In line with the ASA’s mission, the journal Statistics and Public Policy (SPP) was launched in 2014. Statisticians and other quantitative analysts often carry out evidence-based research that has direct relevance to important public policy questions. Such research might involve, for example, careful modeling of data to address issues of causal inference, investigating the properties of methods typically used in policy evaluation, or explaining the results of elections. SPP publishes peer-reviewed articles describing such research on outstanding, complex public policy issues, where the use of appropriate statistical methods is shown to clarify such questions. Below is a sample of some of the quality research recently published.

Explore Statistics and Public Policy's Special Section on Statistical and Mathematical Methods for Redistricting and Assessment of Gerrymandering

Article Title Author(s)
Optimal Legislative County Clustering in North Carolina Daniel Carter, Zach Hunter, Dan Teague, Gregory Herschlag, Jonathan Mattingly
Quantifying Gerrymandering in North Carolina Gregory Herschlag, Han Sung Kang ,Justin Luo, Christy Vaughn Graves, Sachet Bangia, Robert Ravier, Jonathan C. Mattingly
Mathematics of Nested Districts: The Case of Alaska Sophia Caldera, Daryl DeFord, Moon Duchin, Samuel C. Gutekunst &Cara Nix
The Essential Role of Empirical Validation in Legislative Redistricting Simulation Benjamin Fifield ,Kosuke Imai, Jun Kawahara, Christopher T. Kenny
A Computational Approach to Measuring Vote Elasticity and Competitiveness Daryl DeFord, Moon Duchin, Justin Solomon
Separating effect from significance in Markov chain tests Maria Chikina, Alan Frieze, Jonathan Mattingly, Wesley Pegden
Who is my Neighbor? The Spatial Efficiency of Partisanship Nicholas Eubank, Jonathan Rodden

Explore the ASA's open access journals, and learn more about what open access means for researchers and readers alike

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Statistics and Public Policy

Applying strong statistical methodology to problems in public policy and/or relevant political science

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Journal of Statistics Education

Knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education

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