Monday, November 10, 2014

Geoff Cumming's "The New Statistics: Estimation and Research Integrity"

Geoff Cumming
Geoff Cumming gave a talk at APS 2014 about the "new statistics" (reduced emphasis on p-value, greater emphasis on confidence intervals and effect sizes, for starters).

This workshop is now available, online and free, from APS. The three hour talk has been divided into five sections, and each sections comes with a "Table of Contents" to help you quickly navigate all of the information contained in the talk.

While some of this talk is too advanced for undergraduates, I think that there are portions, like his explanation of why p-values are so popular, p-hacking, confidence intervals can be nice additions to an Introduction to Statistics class.