Continuous Learning in Times of Continuous Change

Stephen Leacock. Source: The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


It’s a universally accepted truism that we live in a time of unprecedented change, both in terms of the magnitude and the pace of those changes. In the world of statistics, there have been enormous changes at the intersection of tools, methodologies and techniques, and transparency. New software packages, new ways to analyze data, and new open data arrive every day, each of which have implications for how we approach our professional development. In this talk, I will present observations drawn from applied statistical practice and teaching mid-career professionals that suggest possible responses that will allow us to keep pace with a perpetually shifting ecosystem. Click here for the conference website.

Annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, 2022