Statistics Colloquium
October 6 Friday, 11 a.m.
Alavi Commons Room, 6625 Everett Tower

Statistical features of replicable studies

Joshua Naranjo
Department of Statistics
Western Michigan University

Replication refers to the validation of specific scientific findings by subsequent independent studies. We will discuss examples of medical studies whose findings, rather than being validated, were reversed. So what went wrong? We take a closer look at their specific statistical features and examine them in the context of the scientific method. We end with discussion of a 46-item checklist for statistical evaluation of medical manuscripts.

All statistics graduate students are expected to attend.


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Department of Statistics
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