Statistics and Scientific Method I: The Controversy About Hypothesis Testing

December 15, 2011 - December 16, 2011
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia


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Scientists spend a lot of time testing a hypothesis, and classifying experimental results as (in)significant evidence. But even after a century of hot debate, there is no consensus on what this concept of significance implies, how the results of hypothesis tests should be interpreted, and which practical pitfalls have to be avoided. Take the fierce criticisms of significance testing in economics, take the endless debate about statistical reform in psychology, take the foundational disagreement between frequentists and Bayesians about what constitutes statistical evidence. Our workshop brings together the perspectives of philosophers and methodologists, statisticians and practitioners. Attendance is free.

For more information please contact: Jan Sprenger ([email protected]).

For local information, you may wish to contact the conference office at UNED in Madrid: [email protected].

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November 15, 2011, 10:00am CET

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