We are pleased to announce our guest speaker at Thursday’s seminar (April 24, 2014): “Statistics and Scientific Integrity”:
S. Stanley Young, PhD
Assistant Director for Bioinformatics
National Institute of Statistical Sciences
Research Triangle Park, NC
Author of Resampling-Based Multiple Testing, Westfall and Young (1993) Wiley.
The main readings for the discussion are:
- Young, S. & Karr, A. (2011). Deming, Data and Observational Studies. Signif. 8 (3), 116–120.
- Begley & Ellis (2012) Raise standards for preclinical cancer research. Nature 483: 531-533.
- Ioannidis (2005). Why most published research ﬁndings are false. PLoS Med 2(8): e124.
- Peng, R. D., Dominici, F. & Zeger, S. L. (2006). “Reproducible Epidemiologic Research” American Journal of Epidemiology 163 (9), 783-789.
Looks very interesting. I hope we can get a copy of the presentation.
Stan Young led a great seminar this afternoon. He had us toss 10-sided dice to demonstrate the ease of generating statistical significance by chance–if you allow multiple testing and report just the stat sig ones. Spurious p-values, in short. I’ll post his slides tomorrow.