Announcement: Prof. Stephen Senn to lead LSE grad seminar: 12-12-12

senncropped1Prof. Stephen Senn, Head of the Competences Center for Methodology and Statistics (CCMS), Luxembourg, will lead our graduate research seminar tomorrow, 12 December (London School of Economics 10-12 T 2.06. (see (LSE) PH500 page on the top of this blog, (background paper for seminar)):

“A statistician is one who prefers true doubts to false certainties.” (Senn)

Professor Senn has been the recipient of national and international awards, including the 1st  George C Challis award for Biostatistics at the University of Florida, and the Bradford Hill Medal of the Royal Statistical Society. He is the author of the monographs

Cross-over Trials in Clinical Research (1993, 2002),

Statistical Issues in Drug Development (1997, 2007)

Dicing with Death (2003)

Prof. Senn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an honorary life member of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) and the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and has an honorary chair in statistics at University College London .

Senn is also a monthly contributor to this blog on matters of philosophical foundations of statistics and methodology.  Here are some examples:

Stephen Senn: Fooling the Patient: an Unethical Use of Placebo? (Phil/Stat/Med)

Stephen Senn: Randomization, ratios and rationality: rescuing the randomized clinical trial from its critics

Stephen Senn: A Paradox of Prior Probabilities

Guest Blogger. STEPHEN SENN: Fisher’s alternative to the alternative

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