American Statistical Association
On October 19, 2015, the American Statistical Association convened a panel of experts to issue a statement on the utility, use and misuse of p-values. The panel included Bayesians and frequentists, applied and theoretical statisticians and statistical educators. Why was such a statement even necessary (and how was it possible to get such a diverse group to reach consensus)? Would abolishing the p-value (or other statistical inferential methods) force scientists to improve the quality of their research? What should we teach and promulgate to improve scientific inquiry?
In this minimally technical talk, I will discuss some of what I have learned about p-values from participating in the debate on reproducibility and p-values, writing a column for a widely-read biotechnology journal and collaborating on high throughput genomics studies.
|Date:||Wednesday, October 26, 2016|
|Time:||4:00 - 5:00 P.M.|
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
485 Lexington Avenue
(Between 46th & 47th Streets)
Conference Room B
New York, New York 10017
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