Crimes Against Data
Statistics has been described as the science of uncertainty. But, paradoxically, statistical methods are often used to create a sense of certainty where none should exist. The social sciences have been rocked in recent years by highly publicized claims, published in top journals, that were reported as “statistically significant” but are implausible and indeed could not be replicated by independent research teams. Can statistics dig its way out of a hole of its own construction? Yes, but it will take work.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00pm
Location: EA 170
Solving Statistics Problems Using Stan
Stan is a free and open-source probabilistic programming language and Bayesian inference engine. In this talk, we demonstrate the use of Stan for some small fun problems and then discuss some open problems in Stan and in Bayesian computation and Bayesian inference more generally.
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11:30 am
411 West Hall
Welcome Reception at 11:00am in the Statistics Lounge, 450 WH