Below is a list of frequently asked questions by members and
non-members. If you would like more information, or don't see a
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- To whom should I direct questions about the website?
- I received an email confirmation regarding my online order containing my Member ID, but when I try to login to the Members Only section of the web site, it won't work. What's wrong?
Please allow up to 12 working days before attempting to access your account online.
- How is my personal information used?
All information you provide will be kept private in accordance with our privacy statement.
- How can I find a particular item on your site?
Please see our Sitemap or use the search box available at the top of the page.
- Can you host a web site for our ASA Chapter or Section?
Yes, we can host your chapter or section web site on our server. For additional information, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our ASA Community is also capable of providing a microsite for your chapter or section. For more information on this option, contact Kalil@amstat.org.
- Can we link to your page? Will you link to our page?
Yes, if your page represents an ASA chapter, section, or committee; please send your request to email@example.com.
- How do I post an upcoming statistical event in the online calendar?
The ASA Calendar of Events is a searchable online database of statistical events throughout the world. Promote your meetings and events through ASA's online Calendar of Events and Amstat News. Submit your statistical event.
- How can I search for a member?
Find a member by using the Open Access Directory.
Note to ASA Members: An enhanced version of the member search tool is available to you under ASA Members Only. You may also search for and connect with members in the ASA Community at community.amstat.org.
- On your web site is the remark that the ASA is the second oldest professional association in the United States. So what is the oldest?
The ASA was founded in 1839. To the best of our knowledge, the only American professional association formed prior to the ASA is the American Philosophical Society founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. For information on the American Philosophical Society, see http://www.amphilsoc.org/about/.
- Who should I talk to about purchasing the ASA mailing list?
The ASA membership list is available for rental from our list broker, INFOCUS. Promoting your product or service through direct mail to members of the American Statistical Association (ASA) is one of the most cost effective marketing tools available. Our mailing list gives you direct access to the most influential statisticians and professionals involved in data analysis and a wide range of statistical disciplines in government, academia, and practically every industry and domain. Optimize your direct mail response by reaching your target audience with the ASA member list selectable by area of interest and journal type. View ASA Mailing List Details. For more information contact INFOCUS at 800-708-LIST or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How do I make a contribution to the ASA? Is it tax-deductible?
Members and friends of the ASA may contribute to the statistics profession by financially supporting our mission and goals. The ASA is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions to the ASA are tax deductible. Contribute to the ASA.
Chapters & Sections
- Where can I learn more about ASA Chapters and Sections?
Many ASA sections and local chapters have their own web sites.
- Learn how to join ASA including how to join additional chapters or sections.
- If you have a question about your chapter or section, you can contact Rick Peterson at ASA.
- How do I join ASA?
For more information about membership and to join see how to join.
- What are the benefits of becoming a member of the ASA?
Most individual members of the ASA enjoy a subscription to Amstat News, our monthly membership magazine and Significance Magazine, as well as free online access to the Current Index to Statistics (CIS). Members also enjoy discounts on all major ASA publications, meetings, products and services as well as access to our members only area online. See our Membership page for detailed benefits of our various memberships and to join the ASA.
- Does ASA offer group insurance discounts?
ASA sponsors group insurance programs to help members obtain economical and convenient coverage. Members can take advantage of low group rates and a wide selection of insurance coverage including Term Life, Disability, High-Limit Accident, and Catastrophic Major Medical. For more information, contact ASA Customer Service at 1-888-231-3473 and request a Group Insurance brochure.
For information on ASA group insurance, go to http://www.insurancetrustsite.com/ASA.
- Does the ASA offer lifetime membership?
Life-Active is available to individuals who are at least 50 or older and active in the profession. This membership is intended for those who wish to continue the benefits of ASA membership, including discounts on journals, meetings, and other products and services.
Life-Fellow is available to ASA Fellows who are 65 or older or who are fully retired regardless of age.
- How do I access CIS?
ASA members can now enjoy free online access to the Current Index to Statistics (CIS). To activate your CIS access, log in to ASA Members Only www.amstat.org/membersonly and select the 'CIS Web' tab under 'My Resources & Opportunities > Online Archives' at the top of the page for instructions.
My Account (address, ID, password, etc.)
- How do I change my address?
You can change your address under ASA Members Only. Once logged in, select the 'My Address' tab under 'My Account'. Otherwise, send your new address to email@example.com. Include your full name, ID number, new and old address.
- What is my ID number?
Your ASA ID number can be found on your address label. It is also referred to as a "Member ID" or "Customer ID."
- How do I find my Password?
(a) go to the Reset My Password page.
(b) enter your email address in the field provided.
(c) click 'submit'.
You will receive an email message with your login details.
- Does ASA publish any pamphlets or brochures?
Yes, many of our brochures and pamphlets are available on the web.
- How do I obtain copies of articles or reprints?
Please see our individual articles order form.
- How do I get permission to reprint material from one of ASA's magazines?
Contact Jim Dickey.
- Who do I talk to about missing publications?
If one of ASA's periodicals does not arrive or is damaged in the mail, let us know as soon as possible.
For Amstat News or Significance, contact ASA Claims. For CHANCE Magazine and all journals, please contact Taylor & Francis customer service.
Be sure to include the following information with your claim:
- Name of publication
- Which issue (month & year or volume & issue)
- ID number from the mailing label (located above your name), if you have an old label.
- Your name and address as printed on your mailing label.
- Your email address or telephone number for follow-up.
- How do I obtain back issues?
For Amstat News, please contact the ASA directly.
For Significance, please contact Wiley.
For CHANCE Magazine and all journals, please contact Taylor & Francis.
- How can I advertise?
ASA Corporate and Institutional members receive significant discounts on display advertising. Please visit www.amstat.org/publications/advertising.cfm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where can I find information on souvenirs?
You can purchase T-shirts and other items in the ASA Store.
- Can you answer a homework question? I am taking a class and I don't understand the text book.
Your best bet is to ask your instructor. Currently, our site is intended mainly to display activities and services of the American Statistical Association, rather than to be a reference for statistical methods or data.
- I need to find statistics about a particular industry. Do you have statistics about ...?
At this time, probably not. Searching the web is one way to find statistics. Another is to find an association site for the particular industry and look for links. TIP: Check out these sites:
- I am a reporter who is writing an article about a statistics-related matter. How can I find a statistician to interview for my article?
The ASA's Public Affairs Coordinator serves as the association?s lead liaison with the media and also facilitates interviews with ASA members for media reporters. Please direct media inquiries to Jeff Myers at (703) 684-1221 Extension 1865 or Jeffrey@amstat.org. Visit the ASA Newsroom to learn more about the American Statistical Association, the statistical sciences as well as the contributions of statistics to everyday life.
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