Home Page for Professor Jessica Utts
University of California,
Professor Jessica Utts
Department of Statistics
Donald Bren Hall
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-1250
Department Office: 949-824-5392
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Office location: 2038 Donald Bren Hall, UC Irvine
Department office: 2042 Donald Bren Hall, UC Irvine
Major Administrative and Service Roles (Current and Recent Past, with links)
- Chair, Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine
- Vice President, International Association for Statistical Education, 2011-2013
- Member, Board of Directors,
American Statistical Association, 2010-2012
- Chair, Committee of Presidents of
Statistical Societies (COPSS), Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
- Chair of the Board, Consortium for the
Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
- Vice-Chair of the Board, National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS)
- The Importance of Statistics Education, Santiago, Chile, January 2013 and Round Table Talk
- Statistics Workshop, 56th Annual Conference of the Parapsychological Association, Viterbo, Italy, August 2013
- AP Statistics Professional Night Talk: What Do Future Senators, Scientists, Social Workers and Sales Clerks Need to Learn from Your Statistics Class?
- From Seances to Science: Investigating Psychic Phenomena with Statistics and pdf version
- California State University, Fullerton, October 6, 2011: Are we all Bayesians? The strength of evidence vs the power of belief
- California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges (CMC3),
December 13, 2008,
- Analysis of Milton Wiseman Meta-analysis, July 15, 2007,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- WNAR New Researchers' Lunch, June 26, 2007,
- Japanese Behaviormetrics
Society, September 12, 2006, Tokyo, Japan
Joint Statistics Meeting, September 7, 2006, Sendai, Japan
- Stor Konferens om Parapsykologisk Forskning, Stockholm, Sweden, August 3, 2006
Workshop/AMATYC, Nov 8&9, 2005
Dec 2, 2005
No Current Classes
Classes at UC Irvine
Classes at UC Davis
My Curriculum Vitae
Where I Received my
Places I Have Had
My Research Interests
I am interested in applied statistics, and have published
most extensively on the use of statistics in parapsychology.
I am also interested in statistics education and literacy.
I have provided some of the most commonly requested papers here.
In the Fall of 1995 Professor Ray Hyman (University of Oregon)and I prepared a report
assessing the statistical evidence for psychic functioning in US government sponsored research.
The report was part of a review done by the American Institutes of Research
(AIR) at the request of Congress and the CIA. It received wide-spread media coverage.
My report and related reports:
"Replication and Meta-Analysis in Parapsychology."
(Statistical Science, with commentary by others) - summarizes some of
the statistical evidence for psi phenomena that was available at the time the
paper was written (1991).
Jessica (1999). The Significance of Statistics in Mind-Matter Research, Journal
of Scientific Exploration, 13(4), 615-638.
the Evidence and its Implications for Consciousness" published
in the [London]
Times Higher Education Supplement, Apr. 5th. 1996, page (v), with Nobel
Laureate Brian Josephson
Jessica (2003). What Educated Citizens Should Know about Statistics and
Probability, American Statistician, 57(2), 74-79.
Through Statistics, 3rd edition (2005), ISBN 0-534-39402-7
On Statistics, 4th edition (2012) by Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard,
ISBN-10: 0538733489 ISBN-13: 9780538733489
Ideas and Methods, 1st edition (2006) by Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard, ISBN 0-049-512250-5
Last updated September 2013 (with some links updated in the more distant past)