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december, 2017

11dec12:00 pm12:45 pmThe significance test controversy12:00 pm - 12:45 pm BTM - 9004 Lecturer: Joseph Locascio Event Category:Invited talk,Statistics and machine learning

Event Details

For decades, many statisticians have criticized the inappropriate use and overuse of null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) especially in medical and behavioral science research. This controversy has now especially intensified partly as a reaction to a recent ban on publishing results of NHST in the psychology journal Basic & Applied Social Psychology (BASP).  The American Statistical Association has also recently taken the unusual step of publishing a formal policy statement cautioning against misuse of NHST.  The NHST controversy is also intimately connected to other widely recognized problems in science publishing such as publication bias and “the crisis of irreproducibility”.  Dr. Locascio will try to lay out the basic issues in these controversies and suggested solutions to these problems including one of his own just published in BASP. 

Time

(Monday) 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Location

BTM - 9004

60 Fenwood Road

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