(3) Schedule

The Statistics Wars
and Their Casualties


Session #1 September 22 

Moderator: David Hand (Imperial College London)

3:00-3:10 London (10:00-10:10 NYC): Deborah Mayo, Opening Remarks and Thanks

3:10-3:15 (10:10-10:15): Moderator introduction to the workshop & mechanics of the sessions

  • 3:15-3:50 (10:15-10:50): Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech) The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties (Abstract)
  • 3:50-4:25 (10:50-11:25): Richard Morey (Cardiff University) Bayes factors, p values, and the replication crisis (Abstract)
  • 4:25-5:00 (11:25-12:00): Stephen Senn (Edinburgh) The replication crisis: are P-values the problem and are Bayes factors the solution? (Abstract)

5:00-4:10 (12:00-12:10): Break

5:10-5:20 (12:10-12:20): PANEL DISCUSSION: speakers & moderator

5:20-5:50 (12:20-12:50): OPEN DISCUSSION with audience

5:50-6:00 (12:50-1pm): Reflections on session

Session #2: September 23 

Moderators: S. Senn (Edinburgh) & M. Harris (LSE)

  • 3:00-3:35 (10:00-10:35): Daniël Lakens (Eindhoven University of Technology) The role of background assumptions in severity appraisal (Abstract)
  • 3:35-4:10 (10:35-11:10): Christian Hennig (University of Bologna) On the interpretation of the mathematical characteristics of statistical tests (Abstract)
  • 4:10-4:45 (11:10-11:45): Yoav Benjamini (Tel Aviv University) The two statistical cornerstones of replicability: addressing selective inference and irrelevant variability (Abstract)

4:45-4:55 (11:45-11:55): Break

4:55 -5:05 (11:55-12:05): PANEL DISCUSSION: speakers & moderators

5:05-5:35 (12:05-12:35): OPEN DISCUSSION with audience

5:35-5:45 (12:35-12:45): PANEL DISCUSSION of both sessions

5:45-6:00 (12:45-1pm): Discussion of both sessions & future topics by workshop participants

Session #3: December 1 

Moderator: D. Lakens (Eindhoven University of Technology)

  • Daniele Fanelli (London School of Economics and Political Science) The neglected importance of complexity in statistics and Metascience  (Abstract)
  • Stephan Guttinger (University of Exeter) What are questionable research practices? (Abstract)
  • David J. Hand (Imperial College, London) What’s the question? (Abstract)

Session #4: December 8 

Moderator: D. Mayo (Virginia Tech)

  • Jon Williamson (University of Kent) Causal inference is not statistical inference (Abstract)
  • Margherita Harris (London School of Economics and Political Science) On Severity, the Weight of Evidence, and the Relationship Between the Two (Abstract)
  • Aris Spanos (Virginia Tech) Revisiting the Two Cultures in Statistical Modeling and Inference as they relate to the Statistics Wars and Their Potential Casualties (Abstract)
  • Uri Simonsohn (Esade Ramon Llull University) Mathematically Elegant Answers to Research Questions No One is Asking (meta-analysis, random effects models, and Bayes factors) (Abstract)

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