The accuracy of published research is critical for scientists, physicians, and patients who rely on these results. However, the fundamental belief in scientific literature was called into serious question by a paper suggesting that most published medical research is false. This talk discusses two major open problems inspired by this scientific crisis: how do we know when a study replicates and what is the rate of false discoveries in scientific literature? In answering these questions, the speaker argues that much of the crisis in science can be attributed to misunderstanding statistics.
Jeff Leek, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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