|Saleha Habibullah (Pakistan)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ever since 1985, the Department of Statistics
at Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, Pakistan, has been engaged in a
number of projects and programs aimed at the improvement of statistical
education in the country. These include a) statistical competitions for
students, b) statistical exhibitions, and c) workshops for lecturers, assistant
professors, etc., working in various intermediate and degree colleges of
Pakistan. The year 1997 witnessed the very first efforts of the Kinnaird
College Statistics Department to expand the statistical competition to the
worldwide community of students and young adults. The competition invited
students to become involved in projects involving collection and analysis
of real-life data, and the competition was entitled "Data Analysis
Talent Award " (DATA).
This paper will present the methodology that was used for launching the competition as well as the salient features of the two rounds of the competition that have been completed ("DATA 1998" and "DATA 2000"). The discussion will include brief accounts of the entries that were received from various countries for the competition. Of particular interest is that the second prize in "DATA 2000" came from South Africa.
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