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Title: "How to cheat with statistics? A practical guide to the skeptical reviewers."

Speaker: Maxime Taquet

Date / Time (duration): Tuesday 17/4/2012, 14h00 (~ 45')

Place: TVNUM Seminar room

(Place du Levant 2, Stevin Building, 1st floor)

Abstract: Null hypothesis statistical testing and p-values are used pervasively in research. In some fields of research, such as medicine and neuroscience, a p-value lower than 0.05 may simply be a good enough result to publish. But what does this p-value really mean? What does it rely on? Could we reach such a result by chance only? In this talk, I will present answers to these questions as well as their consequences in terms of the confidence we have in some published results. Finally, I will introduce some alternatives to null hypothesis statistical testing inspired from the Bayesian data analysis literature.

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