American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Levin Lecture Series: Spring 2018 Colloquium Seminars
Department of Biostatistics
Columbia University



IS MOST PUBLISHED RESEARCH REALLY FALSE?

by

Jeff Leek, Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University

Host: Dr. Gen Li


Abstract

There has been increasing concern in both the scientific and popular press that most published research is false. In this talk, I will discuss a framework for defining false discoveries in the medical literature and present estimates of the science-wise false discovery rate across science using a new regression modeling approach and data from 2.5 million published p-values. I will discuss how data analyst choices are a major contributor to the science-wise false discovery rate and how we are performing human-data interaction experiments to address these problems.


Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Location: Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics
722 West 168th Street
AR Building
8th Floor Auditorium
New York, New York

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