It is difficult to think of things in my career that I've enjoyed more than being the Editor-in-Chief of The American Statistician.   Everything about the journal - the sections, the articles, the motif - has appealed to me since I started receiving it around 1983.  The cover below is from the March 2019 Special Issue that is dedicated to the engaging topic of p-values.  I regard TAS as a crown jewel of the ASA.   Thank you to all of the  Editors, Associate Editors, Referees, Authors, ASA Staff Members and the Publishers that have made it so! 


I'm excited to present the agenda below, for the TAS Invited Session at  the 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings.  Below that is the agenda for the Topic-Contributed session we had at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings.  Over 100 people attended the session to hear the presentations.

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SCHEDULED:  INVITED TAS SESSION AT JSM 2020

Editor's Choice:  Selected Papers Published in 2019

“INVARIANCE, OPTIMALITY, AND A 1-OBSERVATION CONFIDENCE INTERVAL FOR A NORMAL MEAN"

Stephen Portnoy
General Section, February 2019

“COMPARING OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE BAYES FACTOR FOR THE TWO-SAMPLE COMPARISON: THE CLASSIFICATION THEOREM IN ACTION”

Mithat Gonen, Wesley O. Johnson, Yanggang Lu, and Peter Westfall
Statistical Practice Section, Februrary 2019

“A GRAPHICAL TOOL FOR INTERPRETING REGRESSION COEFFICIENTS OF TRINOMIAL LOGIT MODELS”

Flavio Santi, Maria Michela Dickson, Giuseppe Espa
Statistical Computing and Graphics Section, May 2019

“A CHEAP TRICK TO IMPROVE THE POWER OF A CONSERVATIVE HYPOTHESIS TEST”

Thomas J. Fisher and Michael W. Robbins

“THREE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE USE OF P-VALUES”

James Berger

Special Issue March 2019

 

TOPIC-CONTRIBUTED TAS SESSION AT JSM 2019

Editor's Choice: Selected Papers Published in 2018

“GUNS AND SUICIDES”

Daniel Cerqueira, Danilo Coelho, Marcelo Fernandes and Jony Pinto Junior
Interdisciplinary Section

“A BAYESIAN SURVIVAL ANALYSIS OF A HISTORICAL DATASET: HOW LONG DO POPES LIVE?”

Julian Stander, Luciana Dalla Valle and Mario Cortina-Borja
Teacher’s Corner Section

“ON MIXTURE ALTERNATIVE AND WILCOXON'S SIGNED RANK TEST”

Jonathan Rosenblatt and Yoav Benjamini
Statistical Practice Section

“ABANDON STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE”

Blake McShane, David Gai, Andrew Gelman, Christin Robert, Jennifer Tackett
Special Issue on Statistical Inference in the 21st Century

“FORECASTING TO SCALE”

Sean Taylor and Benjamin Letham
Special Issue on Data Science