A few folks here at Hopkins were just reading the comments of our post on awesome young/senior statisticians. It was cool to see the diversity of opinions and all the impressive people working in our field. We realized that another question we didn’t have a great answer to was:
What are the 5 most influential statistics papers of the aughts (2000-2010)?
Now that the auggies or aughts or whatever are a few years behind us, we have the benefit of a little hindsight and can get a reasonable measure of retrospective impact.
Since this is a pretty broad question I’d thought I’d lay down some generic ground rules for nominations:
- Papers must have been published in 2000-2010.
- Papers must primarily report a statistical method or analysis (the impact shouldn’t be only because of the scientific result).
- Papers may be published in either statistical or applied journals.
For extra credit, along with your list give your definition of impact. Mine would be something like:
- Has been cited at a high rate in scientific papers (in other words, it is used by science, not just cited by statisticians trying to beat it)
- Has corresponding software that has been used
- Made simpler/changed the way we did a specific type of analysis
I don’t have my list yet (I know, a cop-out) but I’m working on it.comments powered by Disqus