General Departmental Seminar Series
Two Cheers for P-values
Stephen Senn, Departments of Statistical Science
& Epidemiology and Public Health,
University College London
Thursday, May 24, 2001, 12:00-1:00 pm
3285 Medical Sciences Center - 1300 University Avenue
P-values are a practical success but a critical failure. Scientists the world over use them but scarcely a statistician can be found to defend them. Bayesians in particular find them ridiculous but even the modern frequentist has little time for them. In this talk I consider what, if anything, might be said in their favour.
NOTE - This is the second annual Abbott Laboratories Distinguished Lectureship in Pharmaceutical Applications. It is a joint seminar in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
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