Stats Central October Discussion
Posted 19 September 2016
Facility: Stats Central
Stats Central is starting a monthly discussion of statistical issues and interesting ideas. On the first Friday of each month, we will discuss a journal article, learn about interesting applications of statistics, or present our own work or ideas. We want to encourage an informal and friendly atmosphere in which biostatisticians, consultants and applied researchers interested in statistical issues can get together and talk shop. Please join us for our second get-together on October 7.
Research in the biological sciences is often conducted on small samples and often these samples are not necessarily independent. Studies with biological and technical replicates can help isolate sources of variation, assuming the study is well designed and the analysis is appropriate. This month’s article discusses how different research designs and replicate types can affect study results and conclusions.
Article for discussion: Blainey, P., Krzywinsky, M. & Altman, N. (2014). Replication. Nature Methods, 11(9), 879-880.
Date: October 7, 2016
Location: Bluestone Café (C20), Morven Brown Building, UNSW