Stats Central - Seminar March 12, 2020


2020 - March

Regression to the mean is hoodwinking you, come find out how to recognise and outsmart it

Regression to the mean is a statistical phenomenon that can make natural variation in repeated data look like real change due to an intervention. It can make ineffective treatments look effective, and has caught out many well-meaning researchers. It is also deliberately used by snake oil merchants to make sham treatments look effective. Once you know to look out for it, it can found and eliminated with very simple design and analysis methods.

The talk will be about 30 minutes long and will be followed by time for discussion. We'll move on after our talk to Hacky Hour (Penny Lane Café, 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm) where people can get help on statistics and bioinformatics, high performance computing and other data-related things.

Speaker: Gordana Popovic, Statistical Consultant

Date and Time:  Thursday, 12 March 2020, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Location:  Civil Engineering Building (K-H20-109) Room 109 | Kensington Campus