I’ll be speaking on Ethics and the Replication Crisis and Science tomorrow (Tues 28 Feb) 6-7:30pm at room 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University. I don’t plan to speak for 90 minutes; I assume there will be lots of time for discussion.
Here’s the abstract that I whipped up:
Busy scientists sometimes view ethics and philosophy as “touchy-feely” concern that scientists worry about only after they are too old to do real research. In this talk I argue that, on the contrary, that ethics and philosophy are practical tools that can make us more effective scientists. Many of the traditional discussions of statistical ethics are outdated, but we can move to a more modern understanding of ethics in statistics—and in science more generally—by looking more closely at the goals and practices of quantitative research. The current replication crisis in science motivates much of this discussion, but our discussion will consider broader issues too.