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Statistics Seminar - "Is Statistical "Significance" a Thing? Bridging between science and statistical theory", Jonathan Dushoff

From January 16, 2018 15:30 until January 16, 2018 16:30
At HH/207
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Jonathan Dushoff
Department of Biology, McMaster University 

Title:    Is Statistical "Significance" a Thing? Bridging between science and statistical theory 

Abstract:  I will discuss statistical philosophy for scientists, and how it should differ from the approach of theoretical statisticians. I will talk about some uses and misuses of P values, and theoretical vs. practical approaches to inferential errors. I will argue that statistical "significance" is not a thing, and discuss some practical and some aspirational ideas for improving the language we use to discuss statistics.


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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca