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Maryland Grand Rounds with Regina Nuzzo

Location: School of Public Health building, room 2236

More info: http://sph.umd.edu/nuzzo

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

Nuzzo’s 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.