American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Biostatistics Seminar Series

Jeffrey Dawson, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Department of Biostatistics
University of Iowa


Many applied statisticians perform collaborative research in a variety of fields, such as medicine, nursing, epidemiology, engineering, and business. Formal statistical training usually focuses on theoretical and technical aspects of analysing data in these fields. However, since statisticians should be involved in all steps of the scientific process, it is important to consider "soft skills" that go beyond the technicalities of statistical analysis. Inspired by Kuzon et al's 1996 paper regarding "Seven Deadly Sins of Statistical Analysis", as well as my own 30 years of experience in statistical collaboration, this talk contains a discussion of seven categories of errors, most of which are nontechnical in nature. It is the goal that consideration of such issues will lead to improved "best practices" of applied statisticians.

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
485 Lexington Avenue
(Between 46th & 47th Streets)
2nd Floor, Conference Room B
New York, New York

**Outside visitors please email for building access.
You must be on the security list to enter the floor.

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