This was David Hand’s guest presentation (25 June) at our zoomed graduate research seminar (LSE PH500) on Current Controversies in Phil Stat (~30 min.) I’ll make some remarks in the comments, and invite yours.
Trustworthiness of Statistical Analysis
Abstract: Trust in statistical conclusions derives from the trustworthiness of the data and analysis methods. Trustworthiness of the analysis methods can be compromised by misunderstanding and incorrect application. However, that should stimulate a call for education and regulation, to ensure that methods are used correctly. The alternative of banning potentially useful methods, on the grounds that they are often misunderstood and misused is short-sighted, unscientific, and Procrustean. It damages the capability of science to advance, and feeds into public mistrust of the discipline.
Below are Prof.Hand’s slides w/o audio, followed by a video w/audio. You can also view them on the Meeting #6 post on the PhilStatWars blog (https://phil-stat-wars.com/2020/06/21/meeting-6-june-25/).
VIDEO: (Viewing in full screen mode helps with buffering issues.)