Join us at 3 pm in 103A Walker Hall on Friday, November 9.
Ben Orlin will present a talk entitled “Barbarians at the Gates of Science.”
At the center of science, there sits a humble statistic called the p- value. It is science's castle wall, charged with letting truth through and keeping falsehood out. At least, that's the idea: in reality, an epidemic of questionable results is wracking science, and the p-value is at the heart of the crisis.