The end of statistical significance

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The end of statistical significance

This March, readers of Nature were greeted by the headline "Scientists rise up against statistical significance." More than 800 signatories had joined in a call to retire the term "statistically significant," and the case was argued in 43 articles published in a special issue of The American Statistician the same week. What's up, and what's next? Nicole Lazar is a leader in the movement away from hypothesis testing and arbitrary thresholds in scientific statistics. Her work with brain-imaging data is published in psychology journals, where reliance on p-value thresholds has been a source of controversy and confusion for years. She will join us for a discussion of the crisis in inference, and the related challenge of communicating the meaning of research results in a post-p-value world.

Social media hashtag: #EndThresholdStats

Time:
Sunday, October 27th, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Location:
Nittany Lion Inn
Speaker(s):
Nicole Lazar
  Professor of statistics, University of Georgia