The American Statistical Association (ASA) is a society for scientists, statisticians, and statistics consumers representing a wide range of science and education fields. Since its inception in November 1839, the ASA has aimed to provide both statistical science professionals and the public with a standard of excellence for statistics-related projects. According to ASA publications, the society's mission is “to promote excellence in the application of statistical science across the wealth of human endeavor.” Specifically, the ASA mission includes a dedication to excellence with regard to statistics in practice, research, and education; a desire to work toward bettering statistical education and the profession of statistics as a whole; a concern for recognizing and addressing the needs of ASA members; education about the proper uses of statistics; ...

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