Sacramento Statistical Association

Sacramento Chapter of the American Statistical Association 

This is the home page of the Sacramento chapter of the American Statistical Association. The mission of the Sacramento Statistical Association (SSA) is to promote and encourage the use of statistics and research. Through our Annual Institute on Research & Statistics, statistical educational and training opportunities, graduate student fellowships, and newsletters, we hope to foster a sense of communication and community among all those having some involvement with statistics and research.



2015 Annual Membership Dinner


The 2015 annual membership dinner was held in December 2014. Congratulations to President-elect, Min Li and Vice President-elect, Ying Yang.

2015 Annual Membership Dinner Announcement

The 2015 annual membership dinner were held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:30pm. The location is:


130 G Street

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 757-6600

The purpose of the evening is to elect officers for the upcoming year. All current members and their guests are invited to the event.


35th Annual Institute on Research and Statistics

The 35th Annual Institute on Research and Statistics will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Union Building. This daylong event is co-sponsored by

-        the CSUS Department of Mathematics and Statistics:

-        the Student Chapter of SIAM at CSUS:

-        the Sacramento Statistical Association (SSA):

-        the College of Business Administration:

and features diverse presentations of interest to statistics practitioners and researchers of all levels of expertise.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and learn more about statistical methods, applications, and research projects in the Sacramento area. We invite you to propose a presentation or discussion topic to share research experiences.


·       2014 Program   

·       2014 Schedule

·      Registration/Parking

Ř  Registration Form: The $40.00 registration fee (which is $35 if your payment is received by March 11, 2014) includes admission to all sessions, parking, continental breakfast, lunch and a one-year membership in the SSA. All events will take place at the University Union on the campus of CSUS. We will accommodate all walk-in registrations (in Redwood Room) if you are not able to mail your completed registration form and payment by Friday, March 21.  For more information regarding parking (permits) and campus maps, please visit the SSA website or check your e-mails if you are on the SSA e-mail list. We request that you pre-register by March 11, 2014 to allow us arrange all the accommodations in a timely manner. Please mail registration form and payment to:

Charles Chan 2014 Institute Treasurer

Sacramento Statistical Association

5 Hideout Court

Sacramento, CA  95831


Ř  Parking: All the meeting activities are scheduled in the Union Building (it is marked in the map below) at California State University, Sacramento. The registration and continental breakfast starts at 8 am in Redwood Room (in the first floor). When you enter the campus (from J-street entrance), please follow the route indicated on the map to get to the Hornet Bookstore, then (if you don’t have a parking permit yet) park your car temporarily in one of the 30-minute or 60-minute parking spaces there, visit the registration desk in Redwood Room to get your parking ticket, and finally park your car in any parking lot or parking structure that is designated for students or faculty/staff. The closest locations are Faculty/Staff Lot 4 (right next to your temporary location), Lot 6 and Parking Structure II.

Please see the CSUS Map for directions and the CSUS Parking Map.


Slides and Handout from 35th Annual Institute on Research and Statistics


·       Data on a Shoestring: Surveying California’s Women Veterans

·       Methods, Models and More: Recent Developments in SAS/STAT® Software

·       Ranking Influence in General Statistical Problems

·       Now You SeeIt, Now You Don’t: Using SeeIt to Compare Stacked Dotplots to Boxplots

·       Adapting the AHRQ Inpatient Mortality Indicators for Public Reporting in California

·       Regression Estimation of Covariance Matrix



2013 Program

You may also be interested in the 2012 Program,  2011 Program, 2010 Program, 2009 Program, 2008 Program, 2007 Program, 2006 Program, and 2005 Program.


Our membership application form - Membership is only $5 per year!
SSA Board Members and Committees
Past presidents of Sacramento Chapter
SSA Bylaws

Slides and Handout from 31st Annual Institute on Research and Statistics

·      Current California Economic Outlook

·      Getting Started with ODS Statistical Graphics in SAS 9.2

The Economy Today: What Our Measures Tell Us About The Current Recession

Short Course: An Introduction to Biostatistics through a Case Study

The Sacramento Statistical Association offered a short course presented by Dr. Farzaneh Tabnak, a Research Scientist Supervisor at the California Department of Health Services (DHS), on November 3, 2005. The professional development opportunity provided an introduction to biostatistics through a case study, including analyses/interpretation using SAS software. Take a look at the Abstract.

Short Course on Logistic Regression

Dr. Alan Fenech presented a short course on logistic regression on March 7, 2005. Dr. Fenech is currently an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at UC Davis. This professional development opportunity provided an overview of the logistic regression model and associated statistical inference techniques, featuring examples of the application of logistic regression to data. Course Description.

Past Annual Institutes

2005 Program and presentation by Daniel Smith, Ph.D. Overlapping confidence intervals are not a statistical test.
2003 Program and visual aids
2002 Program

Past News Letters
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001.

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October 1999

February 2000

October 2000

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Comments or questions? Want to submit an item to be included at this site? Please contact Webmaster Ying Yang. Relevant job announcements may be emailed to the SSA Secretary for distribution to our members.

Last updated November 7, 2013.