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History of the Statistics Program at Montana State University 

Abbreviations for the four primary history books that we cite 

DBD2018 – Rydell, Robert (2018) Democracy by Degrees: The 125th Anniversary History of Montana State University, Bozeman: Montana State University History1968 – Burlingame, Merrill G. (1968) A History: Montana State University, Bozeman: Office
of Public Information 

About the Authors


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My calculations showed that a dollar paid into the local economy for lodging "bounced around from industry to industry" to produce $2.28 of business altogether, that being the sum of the column for the Lodging industry in an explanatory 26x26 inverse matrix. I was able to approximate that inverse matrix with a simple row tocolumn product summation procedure on UW's newly acquired Bendix G15 computer (dealing with punched paper tape inputoutput and working in the early morning hours, 48 a.m.). Wassily Leontief and Jerome Cornfield obtained the 24x24 inverse matrix for their first 24sector national inputoutput model developed shortly after WWII by using the Harvard University's Mark I computer, a mechanicalrelay based machine. Cornfield estimated that it would take him several hundred years of sevenday workweeks to invert a 24x24 marix. (Salsburg, David, 2002, The Lady Tasting Tea, New York:Henry Holt and Co., p178). 
Title Page – Preface – Acknowledgments


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No notes for this topic 
Era 1: 18931899 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1893–1899 

No notes for this topic  
Notable Advances in Statistics: 18931899 

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TT2018, p354; Billard, Lynne, “The ASA and the US censusA shared history,” Significance, Oct., 2019, pp3034. 
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online–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sanders_Peirce, accessed 8/5/2018; Stephen M. Stigler, 1978, “Mathematical Statistics in the Early States,” Annals of Statistics, 6(2):239265. 
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Fienberg, Stephen E. 1992. "A brief history of statistics in three and onehalf chapters:
a review essay," Statistical Science 7:208225; Stigler, Stephen M. 1973. "Simon Newcomb, Percy Daniell, and the history of robust estimation 18851920," JASA 68:872879; "Timeline of statistics," 2013, online–http://www.statslife.org.uk/images/pdf/timelineofstatistics.pdf 
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Catherine Michalopouloua & Angelos Mimis, 2017, “Celebrating the establishment, development and evolution of statistical offices worldwide: A tribute to John Koren,” Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 33:337–372. 
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online–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Statistical_Association, accessed 9/4/2018. 
Annals of MSC: 18931899 

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For a review of MSU history, 18931909, see online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/early_years.html 
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↑ 9 
History1968, pp913. 
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TT2018, p348. 
↑ 15 
predigital MSC/MSU catalogs are available on request in the MSU Renne Library under call number LD3508. 
↑ 18 
DBD2018, p12. 
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IPI1992, p13. 
↑ 24 
IPI1992, pp1516; History1968, p24. 
Significant National Events: 18931899 

↑ 3 
TT2018, p363. 
↑ 6 
TT2018, p369. 
Era 2: 1900  1918 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1900–1918 

↑ 3 
Bowers, Kenneth L. (2006) MSU Mathematics Department History, p 9 (unpublished pdf). 
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History1968, p24. 
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(1884) and many subsequent editions & printings, including one in 1901, New York:
John Wiley and Sons, viii, 230pp; online–https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112067442845 
↑ 12

Stigler, Stephen M. (1978) “Mathematical Statistics in the Early States” Annals of Statistics 6(2):239265. 
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History1968, p44. 
↑ 18 
The MSU Renne Library no longer houses printed JASA issues for this era, however the 18881919 issues are available online–https://www.jstor.org/journal/publamerstatasso?decade=1880 
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“The Stuff From Which Legends Are Made.” Montana Collegian 1961. 
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Military drill was part of the land grant requirement until 1964. IPI1992, pp21&279. 
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DBD2018, p13. 
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IPI1992, p27. 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 19001918 

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online–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_statistics (accessed Sep 17, 2018) 
Annals of MSC: 19001918 

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For a synopsis of MSU history during 19101919, see online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1910.html 
↑ 6

IPI1992, p21; History1968, pp24&67. 
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History1968, pp5152; Historical Sketch in 19181919 MSC Catalog. 
↑ 12

History1968, p65. 
↑ 15

IPI1992, p31. 
↑ 18

History1968, p65. 
↑ 21

IPI1992, p33. 
↑ 24

History1968, p66. 
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History1968, p107; DBD2018: Chapter 6 contains an excellent discussion of MSU athletics since early days. 
Significant National Events: 19001918 

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No notes for this topic 
Statistical Calculations Tools: 18931915 

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online–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arithmometer 
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King, Willford Isbell (1915) Elements of statistical method, New York:Macmillan, 233pp; available online–https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ssd?id=uva.x030759258 
Era 3: 1919  1943 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1919–1943 

↑3 
This course may well have been based on the text: Introduction to Medical Biometry and Statistics by R. Pearl 1923, Philadelphia 379 pp. See review online–https://wwwjstororg.proxybz.lib.montana.edu:3443/stable/2277248 
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Possible text for 313 was T. L. Kelley (1923) Statistical Method, New York:Macmillan. 
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We think it plausible that Tallman was acquainted with Rietz and relied on notes from Rietz’s course to create the MSC course in 1910. So far, we have not found direct evidence, such as Tallman taking a short course at the University of Illinois prior to 1910, to support our guess. It appears that Rietz first published his course notes in 1927 as a Mathematical Association of America Monograph: Rietz, Henry Lewis (1927) Mathematical Statistics, Chicago:Open Court, vii+181 pages. On the other hand, it is possible that Tallman used other texts, such as Davenport, Charles Benedict (1899, and many updated editions) Statistical Methods, with special reference to biological variation, New York:Wiley. Perhaps Tallman relied on two or more textbooks to cover the topics in this course. Popular English language textbooks of the time were: Bowley, Arthur Lyon (1910) An elementary manual of statistics, London:Macdonald and Evans, vi 215 pp; and Yule, G. Udny (1910) An introduction to the theory of statistics, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., xiii +376 pp. 
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Mendenhall taught mathematics and sometimes the least squares course at MSC from 1929 to 1937 when he moved to Oklahoma State University (OSU) as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. He stayed at OSU until retirement in 1968. The math instructor Nathan Schwid received a PhD degree from the Univ of Wisconsin in 1934. He left MSC and, after a few years at Texas Western Univ. in El Paso, he moved to the Univ. of Wyoming where he remained until retirement. We mention this because we (Dick Lund and Marty Hamilton) took Prof. Schwid's numerical analysis course while we were graduate students at Wyoming. 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 19191943 

↑3 
Hald, Anders (1998), A History of Mathematical Statistics, NY:Wiley. 
↑6 
TT2018, pp442454. 
↑ 9 
For these facts and others related to statistics in WWII Britain, see “They Also Served” in the Dec. 17, 2014 issue of The Economist. (online–https://www.economist.com/christmasspecials/2014/12/17/theyalsoserved) 
Annals of MSC: 19191943 

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For a synopsis of MSU history, 19201939, see online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1920.html and online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1930.html 
↑6 
IPI1992, pp3334, 37. 
↑9 
IPI1992, p4245. 
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IPI1992, pp35&49. 
↑15 
193031 MSC Catalog. 
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193941 MSC Catalog. 
↑21 
Loken, Scott C., Montana During World War Two, Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers #3005, 1993, online–https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/3005 
↑24 
History1968, p73. 
↑27 
History1968, pp7375. 
↑30 
Loken, Scott C., Montana During World War Two, Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers #3005, 1993, online–https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/3005 
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The Effect of World War II on Montana’s Population, 2015; online–http://www.bigskywords.com/montanablog/theeffectofworldwariionmontanaspopulation 
↑36 
History1968, pp8490&184. 
Significant National Events: 19191943 

↑3 
TT2018, pp4212. 
↑6 
TT2018, pp456. 
Statistical Calculation Facilities: 1920s1950s 

↑3 
David Alan Grier, “The Origins of Statistical Computing” AmStat News, Sept 1, 2006. 
↑6 
Salsburg, David (2002) “If You Want the Best Person,” The Lady Tasting Tea, New York:Henry Holt and Co., Ch.19, pp195200. 
↑9 
WDPC Progress Report #3 (1961), Graduate School of Business Administration, UCLA] 
Agriculture and Statistics in the 1930s 

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Authors’ Disclosure: I received my PhD from ISU; Marty Hamilton told me that his uncle, Arnold J. King, who convinced Marty to become a statistician, was an Agricultural Statistician at ISU in the 1930s and 1940s. 
Era 4: 1944  1963 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1944–1963 

↑3 
Dissertation Abstracts International, W1945, p17, AAF0157694. 
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DeLap led a varied and adventurous life. Two interesting articles about him are: onlinehttps://bozemanmagazine.com/articles/2019/05/01/103181rainingintheamsnowinginthepmcolderthan and onlinehttp://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12196808700/The1923ClimboftheGrandTeton 
↑6 
Bowers, Kenneth L. (2006) MSU Mathematics Department History, p9 (unpublished pdf) 
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Mathematical Statistics textbooks available in 1948 include: •The Elements of Statistics, 1941, Elmer B. Mode, New York: PrenticeHall, 378 pp.; •Mathematical Methods of Statistics – 2nd ed. Harald Cramér 1946 Princeton: Princeton University Press xvi, 575p.; •Techniques of Statistical Analysis for Scientific and Industrial Research and Production and Management Engineering, 1947, C. Eisenhart, M. W. Hastay, and W. A. Wallis, New York: McGrawHill Book Co., Inc.; •Industrial Statistics, 1942, H. A. Freeman, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; •Statistical Procedures & Their Mathematical Basis, 1940, C. C. Peters and W. R. Van Voorhis, New York: McGrawHill; •An Introduction to Statistical Analysis (revised), 1944, C. H. Richardson, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co.; •Statistical Methods  4th edition, 1946, G. W. Snedecor, Ames, Iowa: Iowa State College Press; •Mathematical Statistics, 1943, S. S. Wilks, Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press; •Treatment of Experimental Data, 1943, A. G. Worthing and J. Geffner, New York: John Wiley & Sons. 
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Reports to the President’s Office, MSU Archives Box 5, Mathematics, years 195064 (mostly by J. W. Hurst) 
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Bowers, Kenneth L. (2006) MSU Mathematics Department History, p 9 (unpublished pdf) 
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About Bernard Ostle: PhD 1949, IA State U. born about 1922, still living in FL at age 94. After holding various positions in academia and industry, Ostle became Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Central Florida (then called Florida Technological University), Orlando, where he served from 1968 until retirement. He authored many publications, including refereed statistical papers and statistical technical reports, as well as documents about higher education policy and administration. In 1970, Bernard Ostle was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association. 
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For a contemporary review of Ostle's textbook, see JASA Volume 51, 1956  Issue 274. 
↑24 
Count from a report by the Office of Graduate Studies to the Office of the President, MSU Library Archives, Box 4. 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 19441963 

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See H. A. Feiveson, (2018) Scientists Against Time: The Role of Scientists in World War II, Archway Publishing, 224pp. This ebook explores the contributions of Allied scientists during World War II, including in the fields of radar, cryptography, and atomic weapons. 
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Scheffe, Henry (1959) The Analysis of Variance, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 477pp; Chapter 3. 
↑9 
Fienberg, S.E. (2005) "When did Bayesian inference become 'Bayesian'?" Bayesian Analysis 1:1–41. 
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TT2018, pp558&597. 
Annals of MSC: 19441963 

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For a synopsis of MSU history, 19401959, see online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1940.html and online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1950.html 
↑6 
History1968, p184. 
↑9 
"babyboomers" refers to the generation born during the high birthrate years that began immediately after WWII. 
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IPI1992, p243. 
↑15 
Guarino, Anthony (1951) A study of the loyalty oath requirements on the state level for teachers in the public schools in the United States, Boston University MEd Thesis, online–https://hdl.handle.net/2144/6784 
↑18 
IPI1992, p67. 
↑21 
Durham, G. Homer (1958) The Administration of Higher Education in Montana – A Study of the University of Montana System, Helena: Montana Legislative Council, xix &153 pp. (Durham1958). 
↑24 
Ibid. Durham1958, p50. 
↑27 
IPI1992, p76. 
↑30 
This paragraph is based on IPI1992, pp8087. 
↑33 
Renne was a political liberal who had to mollify a very conservative legislature in order to acquire funding for MSC. The 1960s brought to U.S. universities vociferous student and faculty unrest, some of which reached the laidback MSC campus. Issues of censoredspeech, academic freedom, and unionization all confronted Renne during his term of service. See IPI1992, pp7680, and DBD2018, pp1618. 
Significant National Events: 19441963 

↑3 
TT2018, pp522581. 
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online–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War 
First Statistical Laboratory at MSC: 1950s 

No notes for this topic.  
Computer Laboratory at MSC: 1950s 

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Ingram did return to MSC in 1963, after receiving a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. 
Era 5: 1964  1970


Statistics Program at MSC: 1964–1970 

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online https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4240/31762100091972.pdf?sequence=1 
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online https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4373/31762100108875.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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online https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4260/31762100104056.pdf?sequence=1 
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At present (2018) the key statistical methods courses are 411 and 412  Methods for Data Analysis I and II. 
↑ 4 
online https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4299/31762100107299.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 19641970 

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I (MAH) had a summer job in 1964 with the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, CO. My main assignment was to write a review of multiple comparison techniques for U.S. Forest Service statisticians. See Hamilton, M. (1965) "Multiple Comparison Procedures," U.S. Forest Service Note RM44, online–https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d02996116h&view=1up&seq=1 
Annals of MSC: 19641970 

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For a synopsis of MSU history, 19601969, see online–http://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1960.html 
↑ 6 
For more about Roland Renne see IPI1992, p7680, and DBD2018, p1618. 
↑ 9 
IPI1992, p93. 
↑ 12 
IPI1992, pp934. 
↑ 15 
IPI1992, p96. 
↑ 18 
IPI1992, pp96&101. 
Significant National Events: 19641970 

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No notes for this topic 
Era 6: 1971  1976 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1971–1976 

↑3 
onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4609/31762100113800.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑6 
onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4609/31762100113800.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑9 
Lund, R. E. (1978 to 1995), A User’s Guide to MSUSTAT – Statistical Analysis Package, MSU 
↑12 
Snedecor, George W. and Cochran, William G., (1967) Statistical Methods – Sixth Edition, Ames: Iowa State University Press, xiv + 593p. 
↑15 
Lund, Richard E. (1997) Why MSUSTAT? – A Short History (unpublished) 
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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4327/31762100107844.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7147/31762101840146.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑24 
onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/3981/31762001859659.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑27 
onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4564/31762100112240.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 19711976 

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No notes for this topic. 
Annals of MSC: 19711976 

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For an alternative synopsis of MSU history, 19701979, see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1970.html 
↑ 6 
onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/headhist.html 
↑9 
IPI1992, p133. 
↑12 
IPI1992, p128. 
↑15 
IPI1992, pp136&141. 
↑18 
IPI1992, pp13940. 
↑21 
IPI1992, p155. 
Significant National Events: 19711976 

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No notes for this topic. 
Era 7: 1977  1990 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1977–1990 

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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4371/31762100108859.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 6

onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/4199/31762100056249.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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A "byte" denotes an 8 bit character, a KB is 1024 bytes, and a MB is one thousand KBs. 
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During that same time period, I (MAH) purchased for my home use an Alspa brand computer ($3000 in 1982 dollars) with the same specs as the Superbrain except that it had two 8” floppy disk drives. One floppy disk held the CPM operating system and the other disk held my programs and data. I wrote computer programs in BASIC. I also bought a Zenith Z19 monochrome terminal for about $700. It is true, although difficult to believe, that so little computational power increased my productivity and made my job easier. 
↑ 15 
Lund, R. E. (1980), “MSUSTAT – An Interactive Statistical Analysis Package,” The American Statistician, 34:5859, February; Lund, R. E. (1984), “MSUSTAT – An Interactive Statistical Analysis Package,” The American Statistician, 38:317, November." 
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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/3744/31762001180650.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/3906/31762001764578.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/3622/31762001063047.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7072/31762101481685.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 19771990 

↑ 3 
Geman, S. and Geman, D. (1984) "Stochastic relaxation, Gibbs distributions and the
Bayesian restoration of images," IEEE Trans. Pattn. Anal. Mach. Intel. 7:721741; Gelfand, A. E. and Smith, A. F. M. (1990) "Samplingbased approaches to calculating marginal densities," J. Am. Statist. Assoc. 85:398409. 
↑ 6 
The American Statistician, May, 1990, 44(2):106. 
Annals of MSC: 19771990 

↑ 3 
For an alternative synopsis of MSU history, 19771990, see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1980.html 
↑ 6 
IPI1992, pp 15859. 
↑ 9 
DBD2018, p.24. 
↑ 12 
IPI1992, p167. 
↑ 15 
IPI1992, p 170. 
Significant National Events: 19771990 

↑ 3 
TT2018, pp669671. 
↑ 6 
EPA (February, 1987) "Unfinished Business A Comparative Assessment Of Environmental Problems  Vol. 1: Overview Report" #000R87901 
OneCredit Modular Statistical Methods Courses: 19771984 

↑ 3 
e07mods03 is an anchor in the Mods section of the Stat Prog topic 
Era 8: 1991  1999 

Statistics Program at MSC: 1991–1999 

↑ 3 
Copied from the Mathematical Sciences pages in the 1994–1996 MSU catalog. 
↑ 6 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/6870/31762100987518.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 9 
Faculty names not listed in the 19941996 Catalog. 
↑ 12 
DBD2018, p59. 
↑ 15 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7296/31762102174271.pdf 
↑ 18 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7412/31762102304373.pdf 
↑ 21 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7396/31762102295415.pdf 
↑ 24 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7785/31762102938097.pdf 
↑ 27 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7784/31762102938089.pdf 
↑ 30 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7899/31762103144208.pdf 
↑ 33 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7947/31762103320170.pdf 
↑ 36 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/7945/31762103320154.pdf 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 1991–1999 

↑ 3 
Schell, Michael (2010) “Identifying Key Statistical Papers from 1985 to 2002 Using Citation Data for Applied Biostatisticians,” The American Statistician, 64:310317. 
Annals of MSU: 19911999 

↑ 3 
For an alternative synopsis of MSU history, 19771990, see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/marketing/aboutmsu/history/1990.html 
↑ 6 
Rydell, Robert (May 15, 2018) Presentation at the Annual Dinner of the MSU Retiree Association. 
↑ 9 
The securities market meltdown in 2008, and the recession which followed, led some retirementage MUS faculty to regret the loss of their defined benefit retirement plan. 
↑ 12 
Coffey, Jerome E. (Spring, 2014) “The Impending Retirement Crisis,” The Montana Professor 24:1; see onlinehttp://mtprof.msun.edu 
↑ 15 
DBD2018, pp5456. 
↑ 18 
DBD2018, p63. 
↑ 21 
DBD2018, p64. 
Significant National Events: 19911999 

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No notes for this topic. 
Statistical & Computational Services for MAES: 19811995 

↑ 3 
see onlinehttp://agresearch.montana.edu/maes.html 
Era 9: 2000  2009 

Statistics Program at MSC: 2000–2009 

↑ 3 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/8119/31762103509392.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 6 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/8219/31762103598452.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 9 
see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/ 
↑ 12 
see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/20142015/ 
↑ 15 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/1072/ChomteeB_03.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 18 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/8370/31762103855951.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 21 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/1532/HydeS0804.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 24 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/2256/SharpJ0807.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 2000–2009 

↑ 3 
LAR produces the LASSO solution if LAR is set to discard a predictor whenever a step shows its coefficient is zero, then repeat LAR from the start with the reduced set of predictors. 
↑ 6 
Ioannidis, John P.A. (2005) "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False" PLoS Medicine, 2 (8):124. 
Annals of MSU: 20002009 

↑ 3 
DBD2018, p86. 
↑ 6 
see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/quick01.html 
↑ 9 
see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/quick06.html 
↑ 12 
see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/quick11.html 
↑ 15 
DBD2018, p81. 
↑ 18 
see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/uyellowstone/ 
↑ 21 
DBD2018, p93. 
↑ 24 
DBD2018, p83. 
Significant National Events: 20002009 

↑ 3 
TT2018, pp749754. 
Era 10: 2010  2019 

Statistics Program at MSC: 2010–2019 

↑ 3 
see onlinehttps://www.usgs.gov/staffprofiles/kathiirvine?qtstaff_profile_science_products=3#qtstaff_profile_science_products 
↑ 6 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/2420/ThompsonN0511.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 9 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/2991/ChangY1212.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 12 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/2997/KerenI1212.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 15 
see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/2880/TalkeI0812.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
↑ 18 
Dr. Banfield served on many PhD and MS committees during his career. He was funded by the Office of Naval Research on three separate grants, by the National Science Foundation, by the Department of Defense, and by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Over 20 years ago, he was the original developer of a course in graphical data analysis that remains a bedrock of our undergraduate statistics major even today. He also was instrumental in developing online statistics courses, both at the graduate level and in introductory undergraduate statistics. During 1995–97 he spent two academic years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as a visiting professor. In the past several years, Dr. Banfield has played an instrumental role in the Core 2.0 curriculum, teaching University Seminars for freshmen. He also taught for the University Honors Program. Jeff’s wife, Lisa, was an adjunct in our department for several years and they are both currently enjoying life after MSU. 
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see onlinehttp://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1005&context=statisticsdiss 
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Dr. Green is currently one of the recipients of a National Science Foundation grant with a focus on developing statistical methodology to help characterize the impact of professional development on teacher effectiveness and student learning, and was just awarded another NSF grant with the goal of characterizing the impact of a teacher or intervention programs on “realworld outcomes,” such as STEM career persistence. We are looking forward to fruitful collaborations with the Mathematics Education faculty members as well. (Department Newsletter, 2013) 
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Dr. Hildreth brings new expertise to our department in structural equation modeling, which is becoming more common across many scientific disciplines. She is generally interested in social and behavioral science research and is looking forward to building collaborative relationships with other MSU researchers in these areas. (Department Newsletter, 2013) 
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Department Newsletter, 2013 
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see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/2736/VsevolozhskayaO0813.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/9127/AkapameS0514.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/20142015/ 
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see Deleware Study results onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/restricted/delaware/PeerComparisons_FY15.pdf 
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see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/accreditation/documents/accdocs/MSU%20SelfStudy%20Appendices.pdf 
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see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/9217/SrisuradetchaiP0815.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/20152016/ 
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Dr. Hancock presented a seminar on 09/01/2015 at MSU while at UCIrvine on “Developing a New Undergraduate Program in Data Science.” Abstract: Statistics undergraduate programs are on the rise, and the number of students majoring in statistics has dramatically increased in recent years. At the same time, data science is becoming increasingly popular, and colleges and universities are beginning to develop undergraduate programs in data science. The Department of Statistics, housed in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, has an undergraduate minor in statistics and will be starting an undergraduate major in data science this fall. This talk will focus on the development of the data science major at UCI, and how the newly adopted American Statistical Association Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines were used in the process. I will also discuss differences and similarities in the curriculum between statistics and data science undergraduate majors and our rationale for focusing on curriculum at the undergraduate level. 
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Dr. Hancock’s research interests include statistics education, time series analysis and environmental statistics. Her primary research interests lie in statistics education. Currently, Stacey Hancock is exploring how students use metaphors and metonymies when learning statistical concepts related to sampling distributions and informal statistical inference. Additional research topics include time series analysis, specifically, changepoint detection and statistical applications in ecology. (Department Newsletter, 2017) 
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see onlinehttps://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/bitstream/handle/10919/70921/Hoegh_AB_D_2016_support_3.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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Dr. Hoegh's paper “Bayesian Model Fusion for Forecasting Civil Unrest” garnered the
Jack Youden Prize for Best Expository Paper in Technometrics (2015; 57(3): 332340). He coauthored that paper with his DAC (Discovery Analytics
Center, which conducts interdisciplinary “big data” projects) colleagues, including
advisor Scotland Leman, DAC PhD student Parang Saraf, and DAC Director Naren Ramakrishnan. see onlinehttps://dac.cs.vt.edu/2018/07/19/focusandrewhoeghdacalumnusinterview/ 
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see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/9867/WeedingJ0516.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/12361/BannerK1216.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 
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see onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/12371/LerchM1216.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y 
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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/coregeneralcurricularrequirements/#inquiryi accessed 20160220 
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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/20162017/ 
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see onlinehttp://www.math.montana.edu/documents/donors/ken_tiahrt.html and Department Newsletter, (2017). 
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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/20172018/ 
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see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/accreditation/documents/accdocs/MSU%20Accreditation%20Report%202017.pdf 
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As of 2018, Dr. Carnegie’s research focused on the intersections between causal inference, infectious disease modeling and networks. This included networkbased infectious disease models to inform strategies for HIV prevention and methodologic work on making causal inferences in infectious disease settings, where observations are inherently not independent. Dr. Carnegie had grant support, including one from the National Institutes of Health, which involved epidemic modeling approaches to understanding populationlevel effects on HIV incidence. 
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see Dr. Banner's dissertation onlinehttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/12361 
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Department Newsletter, 2018 
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Ecological Statistician, Montana State UniversityBozeman, January 2017 – 2019 Dr. Banner was a postdoctoral researcher for Dr. Andrea Litt (Ecology Department MSU) and Dr. Kathi Irvine (USGS). The work focused on improving statistical inferences based on acoustic survey data to inform monitoring and conservation of North American bats. Specifically, she identified sources of uncertainty in the data pipeline between acoustic bat call detections and their subsequent identifications to species. These species identifications can suffer from imperfect detection and erroneous detection and Katie and her collaborators investigated ways to extend the occupancy modeling framework to account for such errors. This work was done in collaboration with researchers from the US Geological Survey and National Park Service. She was the lead author of : Banner, K. M., Irvine, K. M., Rodhouse, T. J., Wright, W. J., Rodriguez, R. M., Litt, A. (2018) "Improving geographicallyextensive acoustic survey designs for modeling species occurrence with imperfect detection and misidentification." Ecology and Evolution 8(12):61446156. 
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In 2019, with husband: Alan Stephen Crawford, lived at The Knolls in Bozeman. At
a 2018 homecoming ceremony she received the Honorary Alumni Award from the MSU College
of Nursing. Her collaboration skills had previously been recognized when she received
the 2009 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award from the American Statistical Association; see onlinehttp://magazine.amstat.org/wpcontent/uploads/2009an/Aug09.pdf 
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see onlinehttp://www.math.montana.edu/higgs/documents/CV_HiggsM_July2013.pdf and Department Newsletter, (2013). 
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see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/statisticalconsulting/, accessed 3/15/2019 
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Department Newsletter, (2018) 
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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/archivedcatalogs/20182019/coursedescriptions/stat/ 
Notable Advances in Statistics: 2010–2019 

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see onlinehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statistical_packages, accessed 20190113 
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Gentleman, Robert and Temple Lang, Duncan, "Statistical Analyses and Reproducible Research" (May 2004). Bioconductor Project Working Papers. Working Paper 2. see onlinehttps://biostats.bepress.com/bioconductor/paper2 
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see onlinehttp://www.stat.unimuenchen.de/~leisch/Sweave/ 
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"Statistical Software–Overview"; see onlinehttp://gifi.stat.ucla.edu/janspubs/2009/reports/deleeuw_R_09a.pdf 
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see onlinehttps://money.usnews.com/careers/bestjobs/rankings/the100bestjobs accessed 20190213 
Annals of MSU: 20102019 

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see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/quick11.html 
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see onlinehttp://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/quick18.html 
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DBD2018, pp104105. 
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DBD2018, pp102103. 
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DBD2018, p215. 
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DBD2018, p20. 
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DBD2018, p161. 
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DBD2018, p34. 
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DBD2018, pp75&107. 
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see onlinehttp://scarab.msu.montana.edu/opa/cds18.pdf accessed 03152019 
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DBD2018, p215. 
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In 2010 dollars, DBD2018, p215. 
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quoted phrases from DBD2018, pp213214. 
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DBD2018, p167. 
Significant National Events: 20102019 

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see onlinehttps://www.kff.org/uninsured/issuebrief/keyfactsabouttheuninsuredpopulation/ accessed 20200401 
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see onlinehttps://www.ipcc.ch/about/ 
About MSU Statistics Program in 2019 

Administration, Staff, Faculty 

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see onlinehttp://www.math.montana.edu/directory/faculty/index.html & see onlinehttp://www.math.montana.edu/documents/recruitment/Faculty%20Bios.pdf 
Statistical Consultation and Research Services 

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Statistics Degrees and Requirments: 2019 

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see onlinehttp://catalog.montana.edu/graduate/lettersscience/mathematicalsciences/msdatascience/ 
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