Valen Johnson, presents, "Statistical factors that contribute to non-reproducibility of science"

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:15pm
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B3D Big Data Seminar

First Seminar in 2018!

Monday, January 22, 2018
1:15-2:15 PM
Lahey Room, 5th Floor, Countway Library, HMS

Valen Johnson

University Distinguished Professor
Department Head of Statistics
Texas A&M University

Statistical factors that contribute to non-reproducibility of science


Pizza lunch will be provided (available at 1:00pm)


This talk examines two factors that lead to the misrepresentation or misinterpretation of scientific studies.  The first factor involves the information conveyed in the report of p-values that are marginally significant at the 0.05 level.  The second factor involves omission of information regarding the prior or marginal probability that a tested hypothesis is true.