Friday, April 29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Public Health building, Room 2236 (Friedgen Student Lounge)

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics will proudly host a Public Health Grand Rounds lecture by Dr. Regina Nuzzo, professor in the Department of Science, Technology & Mathematics at Gallaudet University.

Her talk is titled: Problems with P-Values as Illustrated Through Stories about Sex: A discussion of contemporary issues behind statistical significance. P-values have been criticized since their first introduction nearly a century ago, and over the decades they’ve been increasingly misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misused by practitioners. Last month the American Statistical Association released a precedent-setting statement addressing these issues and their impacts on research and policy. This talk will be a non-technical discussion on a few of these concerns about p-values, as illustrated through some of the more memorable recent findings in the scientific literature.

Event Type: 
Grand Rounds
Nature article by Regina Nuzzo: Scientific method: Statistical errors