QMSS in the News: Spendy Students Save A2?

By Ashley Huang A recent article from Concentrate, a digital news magazine serving Washtenaw County, highlighted a study done by QMSS students on downtown Ann Arbor’s post-COVID recovery. The study was conducted along with Ann Arbor SPARK, a local economic development agency (and longtime QMSS partner), whose members oversaw and provided insight to QMSS students…

IRONY AND IRE PART 2: DISHONESTY REDUX

Written by Connor Zahler: If you haven’t read the first part of this series, this article won’t make much sense, so go do that. Oh no-no, you can’t disguise You can’t disguise No, you can’t disguise Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies NOT MUCH INTO HEALTH FOOD: STUDY 3 An oft-quoted Bible verse…

IRONY AND IRE: GOOD DATA, CAUGHT IN THE RAIN

Written by Connor Zahler: Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honesty is hardly ever heard And mostly what I need from you IF YOU LIKE DATA COLADAS Astute readers may remember the concept of p-hacking, where researchers manipulate data processing and analysis to achieve statistically significant results. What they may not…

A Quantitative Look at the Cost of College

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Image created using DALL-E Written by Cecilia Morales: Introduction Given that a college education is viewed as an essential component of preparedness for the workforce, a vast number of Americans decide to pursue this path, with 17.9 million students enrolled in 2022. Due to the drastic increase in college costs over time, many individuals have…

Artificial Intelligence and Artistic License

Written by Tate Moyer: Introduction “Once we lose this capability of telling what’s real and what’s fake, everything will suddenly become fake because you lose confidence of anything and everything.” These were the warning words of Wael Abd-Almageed, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California, during an interview with…

A Quantitative Look at New Year’s Resolutions in 2023: Fitness Fallout, Goal Forgoers, and Post-Pandemic Practices

Written by Andrew van Baal: New Year, New Me? So say millions of people across the world upon the resetting of our Mayan calendar system on the night of December 31. New Year’s resolutions have been happening for thousands of years, but as of the past few decades, they seem to take a similar shape…

The Science (and Scandal) of Exit Polls

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Written by Connor Zahler: Nothing says election season like a gratuitous amount of TV ads and a deluge of polls. Most people are familiar with the pre-election polls, which usually rely on phone calls to take the temperature of the electorate. These are the polls you see endlessly discussed and debated by every pundit. There’s…