What is Statsbites?

In our data-rich world, quantitative literacy empowers people to make informed decisions and to understand the statistical systems that affect them. Statbites broadly aims to make statistical methods and concepts accessible to a wider range of people, from the curious to the technically trained.

Why read us and not someone else?

Statsbites is unique because each of our posts is written by a graduate student in statistics or an early-career statistician. On top of that, the articles we write, our tone, and the prerequisite knowledge for each article vary depending on the subject. Because of our unique career vantage point, we have knowledge to share but aren’t so far removed from the early days that we’ve forgotten what it feels like to be confused by statistics. Coming to Statsbites, you can expect accessible coverage of classical and cutting-edge research.

Some articles will be geared towards an audience with no presupposed knowledge of statistics, and others will aim to help undergraduate students in statistics and related quantitative fields transition to reading the literature on their own. Our bloggers come from statistics, data science, and machine learning so our posts will cover topics from each. 

We love criticism, feedback, and suggestions. If there’s a topic you want to see covered or an issue you had with a post,  reach out!  We’re also looking for other graduate students interested in contributing, so if you’ve ever wanted to write about your field, don’t hesitate to shoot us a message.

Statement of Inclusivity

Statsbites supports and encourages universal participation in science, not only because it’s the moral approach (though it is), but also because it makes for better science. Every individual, of every age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and medical condition, should feel safe, supported, and welcomed by the scientific community. Such support includes ensuring that universities, laboratories, and professional societies do not tolerate any form of harassment, and have transparent procedures for addressing such harassment when it occurs. We reject racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and prejudice stemming from religion or citizenship.  Only with such equity at the foundation of our community can we be a productive collective of scientists, proud of the work we produce and the people who produce it. Inclusivity is not auxiliary to science, it is integral to it.